Jan Martens

Ode to the attempt

Jan Martens is one of the most promising choreographers of the moment. His recent THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER garnered critical acclaim and a spot on the 2014 Theaterfestival.

‘Workouts for the mind, dressed in cheeky humor.’

The New York Times

That presentation comes later in the season, but in STUK START you already get a taster with Ode to the attempt. With this solo, Martens creates a collage-like self-portrait, a light-hearted and humorous deconstruction of the creative process. Ingeniously, Martens shares the challenges confronting a young choreographer: authenticity, manipulation, perfectionism, humour, melancholy ... all aspirations and feelings with which everyone is familiar, but which are heightened when confronted with yourself in the studio. A gem without crown, but with the intensity of a large jewel.


by & with jan martens | production grip vzw
Wed 23 Sep 2015 21:30
Thu 24 Sep 2015 21:30
Fri 25 Sep 2015 21:30


STUK Soetezaal


FREE (reservation required through TICKET@STUK.BE or 016 320 320)

Bijkomende info

This performance is part of STUK START, our free opening festival.