Zooming in on Loss
Zooming in on Loss is Ann Van den Broek’s second production in the triptych The Memory Loss Collection. Zooming in on Loss focuses on the internal struggle, loss and the relation between the individuals and their social environment. Rage and frustration, sadness and pain, resignation and indifference, are exposed in a mosaic of emotions.
“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)
“This second part in a fascinating cycle about dementia also has a dark tone.” (de Volkskrant)
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.
To a State of Euphoria
Ann Van den Broek gave the State of Dance in the Netherlands address during the Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht. In it she expressed her concern about the runaway pragmatism in the Dutch dance world.
She took her audience through various states – the State of Euphoria, State of Anxiety, State of Pain and the Point Zero State – to conclude with the essence of what it should be about: “Only when we take these different states into account and find out what our common intrinsic motivation really is, only then can we attain an ideal State of Dance that will allow the open and international character of dance as an art form come to full fruition. Because in the ideal state, the State of Euphoria, the various rhythms create beautiful music together and keep everything moving, leaving no room for stagnation”