In the beginning of 2020, Memory Loss, the third part of The Memory Loss Collection, will premiere. Until then, the first two parts of the triptych Blueprint on Memory and Zooming in on Loss can still be seen in the theaters. Both productions were received enthusiastically.
“The symbolism in Blueprint on Memory is as clear as it is gripping without once becoming sentimental for even one second. Especially people who have experienced dementia and Alzheimer’s firsthand will recognize plenty. Impressive and stirring movement theatre.” (NRC Handelsblad, NL)
“Intense. Shocking. Emotional. These are just a few words that we link to Zooming in on Loss. As if we just felt what it is like to lose your memory step by step.” (The Daily Indie, NL)
Collaboration with dEUS
2019 is the year that an old partnership born in Antwerp is set on fire again. Choreographer Ann Van den Broek and Belgium’s famous rockband dEUS will set up a new collaboration in light of the 20th anniversary tour of dEUS’ classic album The Ideal Crash. Ann Van den Broek and WArd/waRD will create a special choreography for several songs of this album, performed in cities all over Europe. The choreographies will be performed by local dancers during the dEUS shows, under the guidance of WArd/waRD member Nik Rajšek. The dEUS and WArd/waRD–Ann Van den Broek collaboration will perform in Lisbon, Porto, Madrid, Milan, Zurich, Vienna, Gdansk, Berlin, Copenhagen, Cologne, Paris, London, Dublin, Utrecht, Luxemburg, Brussels, Athens and Instanbul.
Protect/perform looks over a period of fifteen years in the development of Ann Van den Broek’s artistic career from modern dancer to renowned choreographer of award-winning dance productions. Based on conversations with author Marcelle Schots, reflections and many never-before-published photographs, it sheds light on the context that inspired Van den Broek to create her body of work. A book to reflect. To remember, to redefine and to reveal what was never said before.
Protect/perform is bilingual (English/Dutch), 160 pages and costs € 27.50 (plus postage). The book is for sale at the performances or can be ordered by sending an email.