GRIP seeks a dedicated and experienced freelance Confidential Advisor. As an essential component of our commitment to fostering a healthy, inclusive, and safe working environment, the Confidential Advisor will support our staff and artists on psychosocial risk, well-being at work, and dealing with transgressive behaviour. Read the entire open call here. Please send your cv […]

Cherish Menzo wins the BNG BANK Theatre Prize 2023

It was a rewarding spring for Cherish Menzo and the team around D̶A̶R̶K̶MATTER. The production was selected for both the Dutch Theatre Festival and its Flemish counterpart. It was also nominated for several awards: the VSCD Mime/Performance award, The BNG Bank Theaterprijs, the flemish Actors’ Guild Performance award, and the VSCD Swan award as one of the most […]

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The new season is just around the corner!

Cherish Menzo is starting the new season! On 28 & 29 August she will perform with DARKMATTER at La Bâtie in Geneva and 1 & 2 September she’ll perform JEZEBEL at the Theatre Festival in Basel. Jan Martens follows and on 3 September he dances ELISABETH GETS HER WAY at Nederlands Theater Festival in Amsterdam. […]

P.A.R.T.S SummerSchool x GRIP

This summer, P.A.R.T.S. opens its doors to dancers, from beginners to professionals. A meeting between teachers, choreographers and dancers, exchanging knowledge and experience over the course of five weeks. GRIP artists Steven Michel and Femke Gyselinck will both give a creative workshop during the Summerschool. Last week it was Steven’s turn, in the fifth and […]

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>FUTUR PROCHE< by Jan Martens & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (in collaboration with GRIP) has its premiere tonight at Festival d’Avignon, on the majestic Cour d’honneur du Palais des Papes. Can’t make it to Avignon? >FUTUR PROCHE< also travels to Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam, The Hague, St. Pölten, Turnhout, Paris and Bruges.

#verbeeldingwerkt (imagination works)

We, artists and culture workers, create a vibrant offer that is praised abroad for its creativity and inventiveness. This is how we give substance to the Flemish slogan ‘Verbeelding werkt’ (imagination works). We live up to that slogan. This wealth is now at risk of being lost: a deterioration of the landscape is looming around […]

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2x Jan Martens at Het TheaterFestival

The jury of Het TheaterFestival included no less than two performances by Jan Martens in its selection: both ‘any attempt…’ and ELISABETH GETS HER WAY can be seen in Ghent in September as part of the festival. ‘any attempt…’ will be performed on September 8 and 9 at NTGent Schouwburg; for ELISABETH GETS HER WAY, […]

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Cherish Menzo wins the Charlotte Köhler Prize

Last Thursday, Cherish Menzo received the Charlotte Köhler Prize from the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund. The Charlotte Köhler Prize is an incentive prize for young talent (up to 35 years of age) in the visual arts and theatre. The awards – each worth €20,000 – result from a legacy from the actress Charlotte Köhler (1892-1977). […]

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premiere D̶A̶R̶K̶MATTER

World premiere of D̶A̶R̶K̶MATTER by Cherish Menzo, a duet with Camilo Mejía Cortés and herself on stage. May 12-15 at Beursschouwburg, in the frame of Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Dutch premiere at Frascati later this month (May 25-28). And then on tour.

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Jan Martens & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen at the Cour d’honneur (Festival d’Avignon)

Jan Martens will combine his role as co-artistic director with GRIP with that of associate choreographer with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in the coming seasons. In FUTUR PROCHE, together with fifteen dancers from OBV, two children, and harpsichordist Goska Isphording, he builds a performance about the imminent future. After two previous successful productions, Martens again finds […]

GRIP 2.0 – towards shared leadership

In 2023 GRIP, founded in 2014 by choreographer Jan Martens and business manager Klaartje Oerlemans, will evolve into an organisation with shared artistic leadership. In addition to Martens himself, current GRIP artists Cherish Menzo and Steven Michel will give shape to GRIP 2.0, together with newcomer Femke Gyselinck. They will do this in close dialogue […]