A dance performance somewhere in-between a concert, a hard-core nightclub and a short-story collection.
In Rule of Three, the vibe of a hard-core nightclub feels like getting lost in a book. Sometimes the lights and the motion have a surging rhythm, and sometimes it is all fading away.
Immerse yourself in an untamed meditation. Just like our times, that meditation is based on contradictions: stillness versus explosion, precision versus intuition and the heart versus reason.
For Rule of Three, Jan Martens worked with live music as a driving force for the first time. NAH, an American producer and drummer, mixes both live and programmed drums with found sounds and manipulated samples. His music bears traces of DIY punk, noise and avant jazz, while basking in the restlessness of hip-hop. The known figures of Steven Michel and Julien Josse are joined on stage by newcomer Courtney Robertson, engaging the dialogue with this electric musical composition.
duration: 75 min
By: Jan Martens ⎢ With: Steven Michel, Julien Josse, Courtney May Robertson and/or Dan Mussett ⎢ Live music created & performed by: NAH ⎢ With short stories by: Lydia Davis © Denise Shannon Literary Agency, Inc. ⎢ Costume: Valérie Hellebaut⎢ Lighting design: Jan Fedinger ⎢ Dramaturge: Greet Van Peock ⎢ Rehearsal director: Anne-Lise Brevers ⎢ Technical supervision: Michel Spang or Marie Vandecasteele ⎢ Production: GRIP ⎢ International diffusion: A Propic / Line Rousseau and Marion Gauvent ⎢ Co-production: deSingel international arts campus, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris with Festival d’Automne à Paris, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix – Hauts-de-France and tanzhaus nrw ⎢ With the support of: STUK Kunstencentrum and Grand Theatre ⎢ With the financial support of: The Government of Flanders and the city of Antwerp ⎢ Thanks to: Marc Vanrunxt and Anne-Lise Brevers