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Six individuals wandering in a restricted, safe space. Forever immersed in their helix of emotions. Pain, lust, aggression, fear, desire and love. Unbridled energy becomes aimless; the struggle is meaningless. Resignation and the beauty of acceptance. Bodies in emotion. Bodies in acquiescence.

Q61 is situated in a twilight zone, a suspended state. In a moving landscape of isolated emotions, Q61 slowly and rhythmically builds to a long, soft scream. An infinitely desolate, yet hopeful piece.

In Q61 Ann Van den Broek takes stock of material produced in ten years of research into rhythm, emotions and movement. She creates a white, softly pulsating composition of endlessly transforming movements.

The music composition is circular. Gliding tones with a consoling resignation, combined with live-operated voice and contact microphones form the basis. The set design is inspired by the notion of niches. A clean, rhythmic space.

“What is brilliant is how, with minimal means, Van den Broek manages to create an unrelenting mood of suspense throughout this hour-long piece, with an almost hypnotic effect. Not a very cheerful work, but certainly a very intriguing one.” (NRC Handelsblad)

concept and choreography  Ann Van den Broek
dance  Jan Deboom, Andreas Kuck, Frauke Mariën, Cecilia Moisio, Judit Ruiz Onandi en Dario Tortorelli
understudy  Denise Klevering (trainee) en Emma Seresia
music composition  Arne Van Dongen
set design  Niek Kortekaas
lighting design  Bernie van Velzen
styling costumes  Ann Van den Broek
photography  Maarten Vanden Abeele
advice  Marc Vanrunxt
sign language coach  Marie De Corte
première  4 February, 2011, Korzo theatre, The Hague (NL)

Q61 is a co-production of of Stichting WArd/waRD (NL), vzw WArd/waRD (B), Korzo productions (The Hague, NL), ccBerchem (Antwerp, B) and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, GER). It has received financial support from Performing Arts Fund NL and the Flemish government.

  Tour 2011
27 January ccBerchem, Antwerp (B), avant-première
28 January ccBerchem, Antwerp (B), avant-première
4 February Korzo theatre (CaDance), The Hague (NL), première
5 February Korzo theatre (CaDance), The Hague (NL)
6 February Korzo theatre (CaDance), The Hague (NL)
15 February Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
16 February cc De Spil, Roeselare (B)
17 February Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch (NL)
24 February Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt (GER)
25 February Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt (GER)
26 February Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt (GER)
3 March Melkweg Rabozaal, Amsterdam (NL)
4 March Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten (NL)
11 March Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
12 March Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
17 March De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
18 March cc Genk, Genk (B)
23 March Theater Heerlen, Heerlen (NL)
21 April LAKtheater, Leiden (NL)
27 April Theater De Vest, Alkmaar (NL)
27 May Theater a/h Vrijthof/AINSI, Maastricht (NL)
16 September Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
17 September Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
23 September Schouwburg De Meerse, Hoofddorp (NL)
12 November Chatka Zaka Theatre (International Theatres Dance Festival), Lublin (PL)
  Tour 2012
16 February cc De Werft, Geel (B)
2 March cc Ter Vesten, Beveren (B)
12 March Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (NL)
17 March Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL)
7 April Musis Sacrum / Schouwburg Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)