• GT ONLINE: Jan Martens
      Sweat Baby Sweat

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  • With Sweat Baby Sweat, Jan Martens created a slow duet in which a man and a woman combine acrobatic strength with mental vulnerability: a look at love, beyond all the clichés.

    In a provocatively slow dance, based on different movement languages such as butoh, yoga, circus acrobatics and rock ‘n’ roll dancing, two people hold on tight to one another. They neither want to nor can let go; after all, two is better than one.

    Programmer Judith Blankenberg on Sweat Baby Sweat
    “In these times where we long for nearness, we cannot come together in the theatre. For safety reasons, we cannot touch each other. It’s exactly that touch that makes Sweat Baby Sweat so intense. The duet stirs a lot of different emotions. Watching two bodies unable to let go, shows us we cannot exist with out each other. We knew that already, but this performance is a wonderful way of expressing that thought.”

    The New York Times
    “This is a relentless work, methodically paced, even maddening as it repeats from the beginning to try for a different outcome.”

  • GT ONLINE
  • During the corona crisis, Grand Theatre will broadcast special performances. Under the title GT Online, our employees present performances with which they have a special connection. Recordings of those performances will be available free of charge every Thursday and Friday from 20:30.


  • by Jan Martens | with Kimmy Ligtvoet, Steven Michel | music Jaap van Keulen | video Paul Sixta | advice Peter Seynaeve | technical production Michel Spang | production Frascati Productions, ICKamsterdam, TAKT Dommelhof, JAN vzw | international distribution A Propic / Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent | thanks to SummerStudios Brussels, Marc Vanrunxt

  • Free of charge
  • Streamable from 20:30, for 24 hours

  • GT ONLINE
  • During the corona crisis, Grand Theatre will broadcast special performances. Under the title GT Online, our employees present performances with which they have a special connection. Recordings of those performances will be available free of charge every Thursday and Friday from 20:30.