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Resistance. Loss. Action. Stillness. A lonesome battle. A pounding relay race with no finish. Movement becomes a compulsive struggle to stay in control. Resisting the fleeting and the ephemeral. Bodies in resistance, bodies in surrender.

In Ann Van den Broek’s work, this comparable edginess is usually expressed indirectly through various themes. In Ohm the focus is on the concept of resistance and she strips her work of extraneous emotions to get to the core. The compelling style keeps the tangible resistance in the here and now. Ohm is like an endless tunnel. An absorbing and, ultimately, destructive sketch.

Ohm is a cover of Mijn solo voor Marie (Vernietigd), meaning My Solo for Marie (Destroyed), created in 1997 by Marc Vanrunxt. He is an original Belgian creator who has been leaving his mark on the performance and dance world since the ’80s.

Niek Kortekaas designed a set inspired by the original design. Arne Van Dongen made a new music composition and the lighting design was by Bernie van Velzen.

choreography  Ann Van den Broek
dance  Jan Martens, Cecilia Moisio and Judit Ruiz Onandi
performance steelplate  Ann Van den Broek
music  Arne Van Dongen
set design  Niek Kortekaas
lighting design  Bernie van Velzen
styling  Ann Van den Broek
photography  Maarten Vanden Abeele
première  March 26, 2010, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

Ohm is a WArd/waRD production (NL/B), commissioned and co-produced by COVER #2. With thanks to wpZimmer, Kunst/Werk-Marc Vanrunxt and Marie De Corte.

  Tour 2010
26 March De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL), première
27 March De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
30 September ccBerchem, Antwerp (B)
5 October Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
6 October Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
7 October Schouwburg Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)
9 October Schouwburg Kunstmin, Dordrecht (NL)
13 October LAKtheater, Leiden (NL)
17 November Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (NL)
2 December Theater a/h Vrijthof/AINSI, Maastricht (NL)
  Tour 2011
12 November Chatka Zaka Theatre (International Theatres Dance Festival), Lublin (PL)
  Tou 2013
5 September The Place, London (UK)
17 September Korzo, The Hague(NL)
20 September Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
  Tour 2015
27 November ccBerchem, Antwerp (B)
  Tour 2016
21 January Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch (NL)