Ode to the Attempt

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Jan Martens


Funny and ironic, Belgian choreographer Jan Martens’s solo offers the attempt as artistic truth.

Ode to the Attempt © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Sitting in front of his computer, Jan Martens waits for you. He is about to perform a series of attempts exploring both his choreographic art and his daily life in a world in which new technologies play an essential part. Funny, ironic, and always sincere, Ode to the Attempt is an open form that reveals the artist's confrontation with his desire for creation, between extreme physicality and the sharing of personal data...

Jan Martens
After training at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Jan Martens, born in 1984, began his choreographic work in 2010 with the constant desire to engineer encounters between the audience and the performance, critically exploring the act of creation and the metamorphoses of the processes of composition within new technologies.


With Jan Martens
Choregraphy Jan Martens


Production GRIP / Co-accueil Festival d'Avignon, Les Hivernales CDCN d'Avignon
With the support
de l'échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France et Le Gymnase | CDCN
Jeroen Bosch, Kristin de Groot, Michel Spang, Joris van Oosterwijk et tous les partenaires Bproject (cofinancé par la Commission européenne): Jheronimus Bosch 500 (NL), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (IT), Dance Umbrella London (UK), La Briqueterie/CDC du Val de Marne (FR), D.ID Dance Identity (AT), Festival Cement (NL) et Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL

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