FF+Rew 60:00 Revisited
A seminal piece in a body of work casts a large shadow and heralds things to come. FF+Rew 60:00 made in 2005 is such a piece for Ann Van den Broek. The shock in FF+Rew 60:00 Revisited is more universal; now there are women and men on stage. And Van den Broek also examines how some of the ingredients she has used in her work these last few years – cameras and live projections – affect the old material.
Dutch premiere Thursday February 8, 8.15 pm in Theater Rotterdam / TR Schouwburg. Belgian premiere Tuesday February 20, 8.30 pm in ccBerchem (Antwerp).
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.
A big part of Ann Van den Broek’s artistic vision can be found in the name of her company. The meaning of ‘ward’, according to the dictionary, reads as follows:
1) the act of guarding; the state of being under guard;
2) guardianship, being under control of a guardian;
3) a means of defense or protection;
4) a division of a jail or prison, or of a hospital;
5) a district or division of a city or town;
6) to fend off, parry;
7) to keep watch over, guard, protect.
In short, in relation to the organization, it is a place where it is safe to congregate and work.