Martijn Dirk Joling (b.1991, The Netherlands) started off his career as a Dutch rapper, and discovered his love for dance through hip hop. After getting familiar with hiphop as rap and dance style, he switched his focus to contemporary dance/ performance art, studied creative & cultural performance at the Roc Amsterdam dance Academy, and graduated with a BA of Modern Theatre Dance from Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Martijn is based in Drøbak, Norway as had worked as a dancer among others with David Zambrano, Dance Company Nanine Linning, Da Motus, State Theatre Braunschweig and Bodytalk dance theatre.
Multiple backgrounds inspire him to interact with a variety of different media, including scenography, installations, film, live-music and poetry. His choreographic work has mainly been presented in Norway and Germany.
During 2020-2021 Martijn was one of the selected artists of CODA's Kreativ Lab. In 2022 he created the two full-length works ‘’Clean Bastards” and ‘’Tribute to me’’.
25.09.2022 NonStop International Theater Festival, Moss Kulturhus. Tickets Here
28.09-10.10 2022 Several school performances Norway 30.11.2022 Sentrale, Showbox festivalen Oslo, Norway tickets Here (Supported by SPENN, Viken kommune, Kulturrådet, Fond for lyd og bilde, FFUK, Performing Arts Hub Norway)
Throughout 2021 ''Behind closed doors'' performs over 60 times outdoors with the support of 13 municipalities.
A SAILOR'S SOUL 16.10.2021 (19.00) Dans langs Kyststien, Nesodden 22.01.2022 (15:00-16:00) Open Scene Blå Grotte, Frederikstad, Norway 17.07.2022 (14:00) Torsken kunstfestival På Solrik, Grimstad, Norway
THE DAY AFTER YESTERDAY An ungoing research - concept by Martijn Joling Teaser: Here!- Performances: 20.06.2021 (19.00) I am undone - SALT art and music in Oslo (with Katja Henriksen Schia)
11.09.2021 (15:00-16:00)Open Scene Blå Grotte, Frederikstad, Norway (with Anders Engebretsen)
05-09 10.2021,In2IT International Dance festival Sunndalsøra, Norway (Cancelled)