Rule of Three

Jan Martens (BE)
Dance & Performance
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Jan
Martens

(born 1984, Belgium) studied at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg and graduated in 2006 from the dance department of the Artesis Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. Jan Martens’ show A SMALL GUIDE ON HOW TO TREAT YOUR LIFETIME COMPANION (2011) was selected for Aerowaves 2011 and SWEAT BABY SWEAT (2011) for the Dutch Dance Festival 2012 and Circuit X 2013. He then created three shows about unconventional beauty: BIS (2012) for the 62-year-old Truus Bronkhorst, LA BETE (2013) for the young actress Joke Emmers, and VICTOR (2013), a duet for a boy and a grown man that Martens created with director Peter Seynaeve.

In 2014 Jan Martens’ group performance THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER (2014) was selected for the Flanders Theatre Festival and is still touring, just like his solo ODE TO THE ATTEMPT (2014) and the project THE COMMON PEOPLE (2016), created in collaboration with film director Lukas Dhont. His plays have made numerous guest appearances overseas as well as at the Wiener Festwochen and the TQW.  Jan Martens has won the North Brabant Prize of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (2014) and the prestigious Charlotte Köhlerprijs (2015) for his works.

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NAH

(born 1984, USA) is a producer, drummer, visual artist currently located in Philadelphia. NAH produces anxiety-laden tracks and sound collages with firm roots planted in DIY punk, noise, avant-jazz, and the restlessness of hip-hop.

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Jan Martens (BE)
Thu06./
Fri07. 
Dec
19.30/
TQW Halle G
 
     
  • Thu 06. Dec
  • Fri 07. Dec
€ 20/15/10

„In Rule of Three the combination of dance, music, light, and text is at service of a global audiovisual effect; abstract yet very well defined in its aesthetic agenda.“ — El Balandre

Rule of Three takes as its starting point our ability to zap in a flash from one impression to another. A sequence of scenes echoes the fragmentary experience of reality that is the consequence of this overload of stimuli. Rule of Three positions itself as a danced performance somewhere in between a concert and a short-story collection – written with bodies, light, music, costumes and text. An untamed meditation which, just like these times, builds on contrasts: between stillness and explosion, precision and intuition, heart and reason. On stage, performers Steven Michel, Julien Josse and Courtney May Robertson engage in a dialogue with NAH’s eclectic musical composition and keep driving up the sensory stimulation.

Credits

By
Jan Martens
With
Steven Michel, Julien Josse, Courtney May Robertson and/or Dan Mussett
Live music created and performed by
NAH
With short stories by
Lydia Davis © Denise Shannon Literary Agency, Inc.
Costume
Valérie Hellebaut
Lighting design
Jan Fedinger
Dramaturge
Greet Van Poeck
Rehearsal director
Anne-Lise Brevers
Technical supervision
Michel Spang oder Marie Vandecasteele
Production
GRIP
International diffusion
A Propic / Line Rousseau und Marion Gauvent
Co-production
deSingel international arts campus, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris with Festival d’Automne à Paris, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix – Hauts-de-France and tanzhaus nrw
With the support of STUK Kunstencentrum and Grand Theatre. With the financial support of The Government of Flanders and the city of Antwerp. Thanks to: Marc Vanrunxt and Anne-Lise Brevers
Jan
Martens

(born 1984, Belgium) studied at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg and graduated in 2006 from the dance department of the Artesis Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. Jan Martens’ show A SMALL GUIDE ON HOW TO TREAT YOUR LIFETIME COMPANION (2011) was selected for Aerowaves 2011 and SWEAT BABY SWEAT (2011) for the Dutch Dance Festival 2012 and Circuit X 2013. He then created three shows about unconventional beauty: BIS (2012) for the 62-year-old Truus Bronkhorst, LA BETE (2013) for the young actress Joke Emmers, and VICTOR (2013), a duet for a boy and a grown man that Martens created with director Peter Seynaeve.

In 2014 Jan Martens’ group performance THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER (2014) was selected for the Flanders Theatre Festival and is still touring, just like his solo ODE TO THE ATTEMPT (2014) and the project THE COMMON PEOPLE (2016), created in collaboration with film director Lukas Dhont. His plays have made numerous guest appearances overseas as well as at the Wiener Festwochen and the TQW.  Jan Martens has won the North Brabant Prize of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (2014) and the prestigious Charlotte Köhlerprijs (2015) for his works.

grip.house/

 
 
NAH

(born 1984, USA) is a producer, drummer, visual artist currently located in Philadelphia. NAH produces anxiety-laden tracks and sound collages with firm roots planted in DIY punk, noise, avant-jazz, and the restlessness of hip-hop.

nahstuff.com

 
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