Pretty Perfect (2012)

Brand New#3: coproductie Dansateliers en Conny Janssen Danst

“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.” Philippe Halsman
Philippe Halsman was an American photographer who is especially known for the portraits he made for Live magazine in the 50’s. As a choreographer I thought it was interesting to research how i could make the honesty and humanity behind the performer visible through jumps. 
It appeared not to be easy.
pretty perfect is about striving for perfection. 
About trying to do things well. 
About making mistakes. 
And that at that moment the mask falls.
About being tired and not succeeding to do what is expected.

teaser PRETTY PERFECT from Jan Martens on Vimeo.