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 Evenings Facebook campaign 2017
Poster for the GRIP Evenings in Antwerp 2017
Poster/programme for the GRIP Evenings in Utrecht 2017
Facebook covers 2017
Campaign for "The Common People" 2016
One of the teasers for "The Common People" 2016
"JAN MARTENS’ CAST IS IN A FESTIVE MOOD.
(HAVE A GREAT COMING YEAR, BABE)" postcard 2016
Jan Martens' facebook covers in season 2015/16
Poster/programme for the Dansmaand Opening 2015
Flyer/poster for 'season 2015/16'
Jan Martens' facebook covers for season 2014/15
Postcards season 2014/15
Flyer/poster for season 2014/15
Teaser trailer for "The Dog Days Are Over" 2014
Poster for "The Dog Days Are Over" 2014
Promotional material for "The Dog Days Are Over" 2014
Jan's new logo 2013
Image for the double bill "to love duets" 2012
(graphic design by De Designpolitie)
Poster image for "Victor" 2012