* This duet is performed by a married couple and therefore physical contact is not restricted due to COVID-19 rules/regulations.
Behind closed doors is a dance piece questioning the idea of secret agreements made by authorities, organisations and people in power. Why are there secret agreements and for whom are they secret? Is information hidden to protect, to mislead, or for other reasons.. ? Due to COVID-19, the piece, which has its main focus on handshakes, gained new and important focus and has performed over 60 timesduring 2020-2021.
26.10.2020, Dance Flavours Performance night - Arnhemse Meisjes
Performing Artist Hub Norway (Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs)
Special thanks to: Jodi Gilbert, Ås kulturskole, Vestby kulturskole, Rom for Dans UNG, Rådans, Lieropplevelser
Many artists like to move to big cities, which contributes to the centralization of art and culture. Amy & Martijn want to help build the culture in the districts.Åsmund A. Løvdal - Nyheter | Ås avis
Martijn Dirk Joling and Amy Pender show in their bitterly angry "Behind Closed Doors" that the modern human might not have come that far. Two people in suits stalking each other, playing clapping games like school kids and wrestling. After this, you will no longer be able to see pictures of statesmen greeting each other without a smile. Antje Landmann - Die Rheinpfalz| Kultur Regional