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

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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 inspiration in a surprising, contemporary repertoire for the centuries-old harpsichord. Armed with this symbol of human reinvention, he searches for alternatives to omnipresent, dark images of the future. The performance has its world premiere on July 19 at the Cour d’honneur of the prestigious Festival d’Avignon, and can also be seen there on July 20, 21, 23, and 24.