Jan Martens

Sweat Baby Sweat
The starting point for Sweat Baby Sweat is the most ordinary: the relationship between a man and a woman. Jan Martens makes a performance that reviews all the variations around the love duo. Love reveals itself to be a struggle in which one engages with one's whole being, a struggle without respite, without any concession as much as a haven of gentleness.

Choreography: Jan Martens
With: Kimmy Ligtvoet and Steven Michel
Music: Jaap van Keulen
Outside view: Peter Seynaeve
Production: Frascati Productions, ICKamsterdam, TAKT Dommelhof and JAN vzw

Running time: 1h05
Full rate: 12€
Reduced rate: 8€ (see conditions)
Lafayette Anticipations
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
from 08:30 pm to 09:35 pm
Thursday 19 Sep 2019
from 08:30 pm to 09:35 pm

Jan Martens, Sweat Baby Sweat, 2019 ©Marc Domage
Jan Martens, Sweat Baby Sweat / Echelle Humaine
Jan Martens, Sweat Baby Sweat, 2019 © Marc Domage


His work is nurtured by the belief that each body can communicate, that each body has something to say. In each work he tries to redraw the relation between the public and the performer.
Jan Martens won the Charlotte Köhler Prize in 2015, he is creative associate at deSingel (Belgium) and at CDCN in Roubaix with support from the ministry of Culture.
In 2014 Jan Martens founded, together with business manager Klaartje Oerlemans, the choreographic platform GRIP in Antwerp / Rotterdam, from where they jointly produce and distribute his work as well as support the work of Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Steven Michel and Michele Rizzo.