• GRIP / Jan Martens
      RULE OF THREE

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  • RULE OF THREE takes as its starting point our ability to zap in a flash from one impression to another. A sequence of scenes echoes the fragmentary experience of reality that is the consequence of this overload of stimuli.

    RULE OF THREE positions itself as a danced performance somewhere in between a concert and a short-story collection. It is a collection of short stories written with bodies, light, music, costumes and text. An untamed meditation which, just like these times, builds on contrasts: between stillness and explosion, precision and intuition, heart and reason. For RULE OF THREE, Jan Martens collaborates for the very first time with American producer and drummer NAH whoes music blends live and programmed drums with found sounds and heavily manipulated samples. On stage, performers Steven Michel, Julien Josse and Courtney May Robertson engage in a dialogue with NAH’s eclectic musical composition and keep driving up the sensory stimulation.

  • Want more Jan?
  • The light design of RULE OF THREE is by Jan Fedinger. You can see his work in Grand Theatre this week: a new installation called land[e]scapes 3.


  • by Jan Martens | with Steven Michel, Julien Josse, Courtney May Robertson / Dan Mussett | music and performance NAH | with short stories by Lydia Davis © Denise Shannon Literary Agency, Inc. | costumes Valérie Hellebaut | light design Jan Fedinger | dramaturgy Greet Van Poeck | rehearsal director Anne-Lise Brevers | technics Michel Spang / Marie Vandecasteele | production GRIP | international distribution A Propic / Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent | co-production deSingel internationale kunstcampus, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris met Festival d’Automne à Paris, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix - Hauts-de-France, tanzhaus nrw | with support from STUK Kunstencentrum, Grand Theatre | with financial aid by de Vlaamse overheid, de stad Antwerpen | thanks to Marc Vanrunxt, Anne-Lise Brevers

  • Want more Jan?
  • The light design of RULE OF THREE is by Jan Fedinger. You can see his work in Grand Theatre this week: a new installation called land[e]scapes 3.