Jan Martens is a young Belgian choreographer making work which is fresh, hard-core, conceptual but accessible and that above all communicates directly. In a short time his work received critical and popular acclaim which resulted in a growing number of shows performed mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium, and the rest of Europe. All Jans works explore the possibility of a perfect symbiosis between form and content. He is not trying to create a new movement language, but instead he molds and recycles existing idioms and places them in a different setting, so a new idea emerges. In his work the beauty of the incomplete human being stands up front, rather than to excel in choreographic complexity or physical virtuosity.
Jan Martens is artist in residence at tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf (DE), and supported by DansBrabant (NL), SPRING performing arts
festival Utrecht (NL), ICKamsterdam, the Flemish Government, the Performing Arts Fund NL and the City of Antwerp.
GRIP season 2017-18 booklet
GRIP season 2017-18 postcards
Campaign for "Rule of Three" 2017
Campaign for "being" 2017