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Ann Van den Broek
Q61 Niche 5
In Q61 Niche 5, a dancer stands on stage alone, like a solo performer, struggling inside her own cocoon. The result is a repressed, sultry and at the same time a desolate and occasionally clinical, yet hopeful, character sketch.

Choreographer Ann Van den Broek zooms in on the extreme feelings that her creations often build up to, such as pain, lust, aggression, and clenching/oppressive fear.

The group piece, Q61, that Ann Van den Broek created in 2011, consisted of solo lines that moved past each other. Ann Van den Broek felt the need to revisit each solo and expand it. And so she created a new solo called Q61 Niche 5 for dancer Francesca Monti. Q61 Niche 5 is the first solo in a series of six.

The audience is not a witness to the progressive build-up to a feeling, or to the struggle that goes with it. But it is catapulted straight into the extreme situation, in the climactic phase. A dark place, with a pulsing composition of ever-changing feelings and the movements they conjure.

concept and choreography  Ann Van den Broek
dance / performance  Francesca Monti
music  Arne Van Dongen
lighting design  Bernie van Velzen
set design  Niek Kortekaas
premiere  9 November 2014, AINSI Theater, Maastricht (NL)

  Tour 2014
9 November AINSI Theater, Maastricht (NL)
  Tour 2015
30 January Theater ins Blau, Leiden (NL)
12 September Toneelacademie / PAS, Maastricht (NL)
13 September Toneelacademie / Het Parcours, Maastricht (NL)
27 November ccBerchem, Antwerp (BE)
  Tour 2016
1 April Korzo, The Hague (NL)