About hope - from the inside out! Eight dancers in total concentration put the audience in a trance.
The starting point for "The dog days are over" was when Jan Martens found a quote from American photographer Philippe Halsman:
"When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears."
Martens wants us to see the real person perform. To bring this out, he has given his ensemble a complicated choreography, coupled with a real physical test of strength. The dancers struggle and sweat in ever new combinations and forms.
The result is 70 intense minutes that put the viewer in a trance, while reflecting on the gaze of the audience. Who are we to watch dancers agonise in a performance so exhausting that they can hardly stand it?