BoCA Summer School
Workshop “Total Jan Martens”, with Jan Martens

The Belgian choreographer Jan Martens came to Lisbon during the last edition of BoCA to present his brilliant solo ODE TO THE ATTEMPT, at the MAAT Museum. He returns now to lead a workshop where he will address several central themes of his work, such as meeting or physical involvement and performance, taking participants through the history of minimalism, practicing choreographic methodologies and creating new materials.
The workshop offers a total immersion into the diverse choreographic landscape of Jan Martens’ creations, which introduces participants to the methodologies they have used for some of their work, traveling through the geometric patterns and exhaustion of THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER, slow motion and intimacy of SWEAT BABY SWEAT, the act of slow transformation and structured improvisation of his latest creation RULE OF THREE (2018). Different topics will be addressed: exhaustion, minimalism, humanism, intimacy, body awareness, precision and transparency.


Biography of the artist


WHO IS IT FOR: +16, students and professionals of dance, theater and performance, with a strong body awareness and a basic physical condition.
Those interested should send an email to, until August 30, with the following documentation: name, date of birth, telephone contact and biographical note.

Production: BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts
Partnership: GDA Foundation
Support: National Ballet Company (CNB), Estúdios Victor Córdon, Lisbon City Hall, Millennium BCP Foundation

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