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‘any attempt…’ – live stream for Dance München 2021

On May 6th at 7 pm, > any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones < will be live-streamed as part of > Dance Munich 2021 <. Live from Concertgebouw (Bruges, BE). The recording of 6 May will be shown again the following day. The performance will be followed by an artist talk […]

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‘any attempt…’ at Festival d’Avignon

Happy to announce that > any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones < by Jan Martens/GRIP & Dance On Ensemble is once more part of the Festival d’Avignon program – after last year’s cancelled edition. Rendez-vous for the performances in Avignon July 18-25 (fingers crossed, knock on wood, etc.)   in the meantime: […]

BOUGE B lockdown edition

The lockdown edition of BOUGE B – co-curated by Jan Martens – runs from March 18 till 21. With online work by Jan Fedinger, Anne-Lise Brevers and Siska Baeck & Maya Callaert – and at deSingel itself an installation work by Karel Burssens. More on SHY WORKS (Anne-Lise Brevers), not yet almost there (Siska Baeck & […]

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film adaptation ‘any attempt…’

At the beginning of February Lukas Dhont (known for a.o. the Caméra d’Or-winning Girl) and his team landed at deSingel to make a film adaptation of >any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones< – together with choreographer Jan Martens. Lukas and Jan have previously worked together on >THE COMMON PEOPLE< (2016). Jan […]

#kijknietweg (don’t look away)

GRIP supports the #kijknietweg (meaning: don’t look away) campaign launched by >1712<. 1712 is the professional helpline of the Flemish government for questions about violence, abuse and child abuse. The #kijknietweg campaign is specifically aimed at the sports and culture sector and is part of the action plan against cross-border behaviour in those sectors. With the […]

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premiere ‘Period Piece’

The Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon starts its season with seven solo works, the first part of the ‘Danser Encore’ project that brings together 30 dancers of the company with 30 well-known choreographers. On 17 September, Period Piece will premiere, the solo for which Jan Martens is collaborating with dancer Kristina Bentz. They worked together […]