“Like me, like my videos, love my comments and don’t forget to put your thumbs up and your hands in the air!” In this one-woman show, we witness a performer in search for belonging and a desire for social status. What are you willing to do to become famous and stay famous? What values are you willing to let go of to live the big dream? “I can get what I want, if I give you what you want.But what if I no longer want what I wanted, but I want it?”
Martijn Joling (b., 1991, The Netherlands) started off his career as a Dutch rapper, and discovered his love for dance through hip hop. After getting familiar with hiphop as rap and a dance style, he switched his focus to contemporary dance/performance art, studied creative and cultural performance at the ROC Amsterdam dance academy and then continued and graduated with a BA of Modern Theatre Dance from Amsterdam University of the Arts. Martijn is based in Drøbak, Norway and has worked as a dancer for David Zambrano, Bodytalk Dance Theatre, Dance company Nanine Linning Staatstheater Braunschweig and more. Multiple backgrounds inspire him to interact with a variety of different media, including scenography, installations, film, live-music, and poetry. His choreographic work has mainly been presented in Norway and Germany. During 2020-2021 Martijn was one of the selected artists of CODA Kreativ lab.
Produced in collaboration with DansiT Trondheim, ØiT, R.E.D., Mediterranean Dance centre (HR), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH) and SALT art and music Oslo. Supported by SPENN, Kulturrådet, Fond for lyd og bilde, FFUK, Viken fylkeskommune and Performing Arts hub Norway.
choreography and text: Martijn Joling, performer: Amy Pender, composer: Bernt Isak Wærstad, artistic advisor / outside eye: Katrine Kirsebom, costumes: Nanako Oizumi, light design: Eirik Lie Hegre, photo: Antero Hein