Piet Goethals


Jan Martens: The Dog Days Are Over

Daily from March 9-10
8 p.m.
$25; $20 members

What’s in a jump? Belgian choreographer Jan Martens offers his version in a 70-minute work, The Dog Days Are Over, in which eight dancers in running shoes perform every possible variation of that maneuver. Hopping, leaping, jiggling, and bouncing, they perform what one critic describes as “durational dance as a killer workout.” Like the choreographer Sarah Michelson, whose work is frequently performed at the Walker, Martens unites severe formality and vigorous athleticism in ways that can boggle your mind and saturate your senses. And in these waning dog days of winter, it may even get you back to the gym.