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Ann Van den Broek


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Two leading choreographers, Krisztina de Châtel and Ann Van den Broek, are going to create a new choreography together. Ann and Krisztina have strong professional and personal connection: Ann worked for many years as a dancer at Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel. Today she has acquired her own reputation as an innovative and successful choreographer.

Driven by their shared memories and creativity Ann and Krisztina dialogue with each other in a joint choreography, with dancers of their two companies. They create, from their differences and similarities, a new world, reacting to each other’s movement language.

Domestica is nominated for a Zwaan (Swan) by the VSCD (Dutch Association of Theatre and Concert Hall Directors) as one of 'the most impressive dance production' of the 2012/2013.

“The choreographic structure bears the signature of the two ‘architects’ of space, time and movement: that of Krisztina de Châtel and her former dancer (and favourite) Ann Van den Broek. (...) Both women are known for their powerful, minimalist movement style in which sobriety and repetition are keywords. While the emotions simmer intensely, they remain understated and are not overanalysed. (...) The piece is a supple succession of dancing and theatrical scenes. (...) It is well made, and in places hits home brutally…” (de Volkskrant)

“The collaboration between veteran Krisztina de Châtel and her artistic daughter, the Flemish Ann Van den Broek, is much more daring. In Domestica they paint a beautiful but grim image of the concept of ‘home’. (...) In some parts, de Châtel’s controlled emotions are recognizable, in others the more extravert expressivity of Van de Broek comes to the fore. (...) No smooth ride… but an interesting experiment.” (NRC Handelsblad)

“In Japan schooling is only completed when the master has learned something from the pupil. Domestica is a performance of two masters.” (Het Parool)

“There are beautiful dancing scenes in the performance, which owes its theatrical character to more than just the addition of text. (...) While the homely atmosphere which de Châtel and Van den Broek create in Domestica may be far from safe and confidence inspiring, it does seem like a home-coming in the sense that the creators show great mutual respect by giving each other space for expression. (...) While their different forms of esthetics are clearly visible, there is a strong sense of unity that emanates from Domestica, elevating the collaboration to a higher level.” (Theaterkrant)

“With its powerful choreography, sombre décor and intriguing catchwords, the beginning of Domestica is impressive.” (CultuurBewust)

concept and choreography  Krisztina de Châtel en Ann Van den Broek
dance  Davide Cocchiara, Jozefien Debaillie, Conrenliu Ganea, Kelly Hirina, Kiyan Khoshoie, Andreas Kuck, Yuval Lev, Cecilia Moisio, Francesca Monti, Natasha Rodina, Danilo Tesi
music composition  Arne Van Dongen
stage design Niek Kortekaas
lighting design  Bernie van Velzen
photography  Robert Benschop
premičre  5 July 2012, Stadschouwburg Amsterdam (NL)

Domestica is a cooperation between Dansgroep Amsterdam and WArd/waRD.

  Tour 2012
5 July Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), première
6 July Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
21 September Schouwburg De Meerse, Hoofddorp (NL)
22 September Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)
28 September ccBerchem, Antwerp (B)
29 September De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda (NL)
6 October Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen, Nijmegen (NL)
10 October Theater aan het Spui, The Hague (NL)
11 October Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)
12 October Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
13 October Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
18 October Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
19 October Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch (NL)
20 October Theater de Vest, Alkmaar (NL)
24 October Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten (NL)
25 October Theater de Veste, Delft (NL)
29 October Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen (NL)
31 October Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen (NL)
3 November Schouwburg Almere, Almere (NL)
9 November Compagnietheater, Amsterdam (NL)
10 November Compagnietheater, Amsterdam (NL)
11 November Compagnietheater, Amsterdam (NL)
17 November Theater aan de Slinger, Houten (NL)
20 November Parktheater Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL)
21 November Schouwburg Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)
27 November Theater de Purmaryn, Purmerend (NL)
18 December Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht (NL)