Elisabeth Gets Her Way


06 – 07 Oct 2021 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2021Dance / performance

The solo Elisabeth Gets Her Way is a tribute to the exceptional musician Elisabeth Chojnacka. Jan Martens created a danced portrait that interweaves, connects, and reflects her musical works. Her virtuosic playing of the harpsichord is reminiscent of a percussion instrument, and this rhythm sets Martens in motion. He dances playfully, as Chojnacka did with the harpsichord – sometimes swirling and dynamic, sometimes angular and stringent. The piece is additionally complemented by a documentary level.


Price info

Advance booking: 16 € / red. 8 € / tanzcard 12 €
Evening box office: 17 € / red. 8 € / tanzcard 13 €
Festival pass: 85 € / red. 45 € / tanzcard 65 €

Advance tickets (except festival pass) are valid as a ticket for public transportation for one person for the Berlin ABC area (Berlin/Potsdam) two hours before the start of the event and until 3:00 a.m. the following day.

For your safety, masks are compulsory indoors, also during the shows. Admission to the shows is only possible in compliance with the applicable distance and hygiene rules and with presentation of a valid vaccination, test or convalescence certificate. Please also note the obligation for contact tracing.

Testzentrum: Testcenter Potsdam Schiffbauergasse - Schnelltest (15minutentest.de)



Choreography and dance: Jan Martens / Sound engineering and documentation: Yanna Soentjens / Lighting: Elke Verachtert / Costume design: Cédric Charlier / Outside Eye: Marc Vanrunxt, Anne-Lise Brevers and Rudi Meulemans / Technical direction: Michel Spang/Elke Verachtert / Production: GRIP / International distribution: A Propic - Line Rousseau and Marion Gauvent / Co-production: deSingel (Antwerp, BE), Les Hivernales - CDCN d'Avignon (FR), Julidans (Amsterdam, NL), C-TAKT (Limburg, BE) and Perpodium (BE) / Duration: approx. 70 minutes