• Marc Vanrunxt (Kunst/Werk) / Jan Martens (GRIP)

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  • “Lost is just another word for waiting to be found.” – Noah Charney

    The artistic paths of dancers and choreographers Marc Vanrunxt and Jan Martens crossed regularly in the past and now come together in the form of a solo for Jan. Marc was already there in the early 80s, at the beginning of the innovative Flemish dance wave. Jan takes care of the succession and continuation, a couple of generations later.

    For lostmovements they delve into their own vocabulary and get inspired by the greats from past and present times: choreographers, composers and other role models. They create a new work in which the focus lies on the motivation of movement. lostmovements is surrendering oneself to the music, to the material and to each other. Getting fully absorbed into the universe of the other.

    In both Marc and Jan’s work the focus lies more on the person dancing than on the dancer. It is only when one can re-invent her- or himself dancing that virtuosity can bubble up. A generous performance that seeks out extremes, floating between exuberance and extreme silence, between Pet Shop Boys and Penderecki.

    The space is designed by visual artist Katleen Vinck. Mezzo soprano Els Mondelaers reworks existing pieces of music. The team is also strengthened by lighting designer Stef Alleweireldt and Marie-Anne Schotte for artistic advice during the creation process.

    “While Penderecki’s modernist, atonal, sculpted music evokes doom and destruction, Martens dances on a next level, truly lyrical and open-minded, full of devotion.” - Theaterkrant

    Marc Vanrunxt has been a dancer and choreographer since the early eighties. His work can be placed within the achievements of modern and contemporary dance art of the 20th century in combination with elements of performance art and the ‘Do It Yourself’-culture.
    Vanrunxt is co-founder of Kunst/Werk, an organization for dance. Kunst/Werk supports, in addition to Vanrunxt’ work, since 2017 the activities of choreographers/dancers Peter Savel, Igor Shyshko, Lise Vachon and Georgia Vardarou.

    Jan Martens has designed his own choreographic work that has been performed increasingly over the years for national and international audiences since 2010. Jan Martens’ work is fed by the conviction that any body can communicate, that every body has something to say. This direct communication translates into transparent forms. In 2014 Jan Martens, with manager Klaartje Oerlemans, founded the choreographic platform GRIP in Antwerp/Rotterdam, from which they produce and distribute work together and also support the work of Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Michele Rizzo and Steven Michel.

    by Marc Vanrunxt, Jan Martens | with Jan Martens | space Katleen Vinck | lighting design Stef Alleweireldt | adaptation music Els Mondelaers | recording & mastering music Els Mondelaers Strijbos & Van Rijswijk | *costumes a selection out of the collection of Rick Owens | artistic advice Marie-Anne Schotte | texts Lieve Dierckx, Rudi Meulemans | technical director Michel Spang | production Kunst/Werk, GRIP | internationale distribution A Propic/Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent | coproduction deSingel internationale arts campus Antwerp | residencies STUK Leuven, O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo | with the support of de Vlaamse Overheid | thanks to Lynda Gaudreau, Truus Bronkhorst

  • Prices
  • Regular: €16
  • Student / CJP: €11
  • Location
  • Benedenzaal (downstairs)
  • Duration
  • 75 minutes

  • Language
  • No Problem

  • 3 x GRIP for €30
  • Want to see more work by GRIP artists? Then buy a 3 x GRIP discount ticket and also visit the performances by Michele Rizzo and Bára Sigfúsdóttir.