Jan Martens
Sweat Baby Sweat
Wednesday-Friday January 18-20, 2017 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
Presented by The Dance Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Maverick Flemish choreographer Jan Martens follows up his stunning Vancouver debut last season with a signature work which has toured all over the world. Sweat Baby Sweat takes the most clichéd theme in dance - the relationship between a man and a woman – and distils it into an intensely physical, intimate duet depicting all-consuming love. An acrobatic balancing act which demands extraordinary strength and stamina, it focuses on two people who literally can't let one another go. This is a very modern mating ritual, filled with moments of sensual tenderness, desire, resistance and co-dependence, a highly-charged encounter which both comforts and unsettles.