In Jakob two male performers depart into an intense elliptic journey that gradually reveals the complexity of their interdependent relationship. It invites the audience into a seemingly playful choreography that investigates the reasons for why we limit our availabilities and our capacities to open up for one another, and to support and accept each other.

With a movement language that generates metaphoric pictures and symbolic gestures, and that is yet emotionally detached, Jakob is the continuation of Tony Tran’s ongoing research on power and identity in human relationships. How does the person or party we are relating to take part in the choices we make? How does this shape our behavior, our individual actions and how we meet the others?


Choreography: Tony Tran
Creation and performers: Tony Tran and Knut Vikstrøm Precht
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Music composition: Magnus Bugge
Light design: Tobias Leira
Research fellow: Fabian Wixe
Collaboration and partners: CSC Bassano Del Grappa (IT), MDC San Vincenti (HR), NAPA (GL), Dans i Trøndelag (NO), Østfold Kulturutvikling (NO), Au Brana Centre (FR), Ultima Vez Studio (BE)
Funded by: Art Council Norway, Nordic Cultural Fund, SPENN, Nordic Culture Point, Oslo Kommune, Fund for Performing Artists, i-Portunus

Video and photo: Andreas Daugstad Leonardsen