Jan Martens / Truus Bronkhorst

GRIP evenings: BIS

BIS is a solo for and with Truus Bronkhorst, a dancer and choreographer who reigned supreme in the Netherlands in the 1980s and 1990s. It is a performance about starting over, about keeping going and not giving up.


BIS is a raw performance, a mesmerizing portrait in which Truus gets to grips with her demons. It is a work about a strong, expressive and lonely woman. BIS is by far the darkest piece in Jan Martens’ oeuvre: intensive minimalism peels off more and more layers, arriving at nothing more (or less) than the essence.

'BIS is intense heartache, sadness at separating, fighting against old age, inexhaustible power: it is Truus Bronkhorst.' ★★★★ de Volkskrant

VanJan Martens
MetTruus Bronkhorst
LichtontwerpSteffie De Haan
AdviesMarc Vanrunxt
TechniekMichel Spang
ProductieFrascati Producties
Internationale spreidingA Propic / Line Rousseau en Marion Gauvent
Met dank aanICKamsterdam
Duur30 minuten
Première17 oktober 2012, Frascati Amsterdam (NL)