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Accusations (2017)

Accusations
Accusations
Accusations
Accusations

 
“…you put me down with your accusations, you make me strong with your accusations…”

Accusations is an intriguing, nearly endless relay race of live movement, images, film, sound and words. Performers are absorbed by meaning, contemplation, accusation and regret. Accusation focuses on choices that were or were never made, chances that were or were not taken, mistakes that consume, desires that have yet to be satisfied.

Together with composer Nicolas Rombouts and video and lighting designer Bernie van Velzen, Ann creates a cross-media installation in Accusations that can be manipulated live. A human loop machine with performers as conductors.

Ann, with performer and lyricist Gregory Frateur, is inspired by the text of the play ‘Selbstbezichtigung’ (Self-accusation) by author Peter Handke. However, the original text is reimagined by Ann’s experiences, feelings and analyses.

A powerful immersive experience, Accusations draws in both spectators and performers and plunges them into critical (self-)reflection in search of a better version of themselves.

Accusations is nominated by the VSCD (Association of Theater and Music Hall Directorates) for a Zwaan (Swan) for the most impressive dance production, the most prestigious Dutch dance prize.

concept and choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Ann Van den Broek, Gregory Frateur, Wolf Govaerts, Laila Gozzi, An Hackselmans, Louis Combeaud, Nik Rajšek, Frauke Mariën
text Ann Van den Broek, Gregory Frateur
video- and lighting design Bernie van Velzen
sound and composition Nicolas Rombouts
styling costumes Veronique Branquinho
text advice Hans Timmerman
advice Marc Vanrunxt
photography Maarten Vanden Abeele
premiere March, 30, 2017, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

Accusations is a production of WArd/waRD (NL/BE) in coproduction with the Rotterdamse Schouwburg/Theater Rotterdam (Rotterdam, NL), ccBe (Antwerp, BE), Rencontres Chorégraphiques (Seine-Saint-Denis, FR), Accueil Studio: Centre Chorégraphique Nationale de Rillieux-la-Pape (Lyon, FR) and is made possible with the financiel support of the Performing Arts Fund NL.

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
5 November 2019 Accusations Bern (CH) Dampfzentrale
12 April 2019 Accusations Parijs (FR) Théâtre de la Cité
11 April 2019 Accusations Parijs (FR) Théâtre de la Cité
28 March 2019 Accusations Strasbourg (FR) Pôle Sud
27 March 2019 Accusations Strasbourg (FR) Pôle Sud
13 March 2019 Accusations Vandoeuvre Les Nancy (FR) CCAM
12 March 2019 Accusations Vandoeuvre Les Nancy (FR) CCAM
8 March 2019 Accusations Reims (FR) Le Manège
7 March 2019 Accusations Reims (FR) Le Manège
8 December 2018 Accusations Freiburg (DE) Theater Freiburg
7 December 2018 Accusations Freiburg (DE) Theater Freiburg
18 May 2018 Accusations München (DE) Reithalle
2 December 2017 Accusations Tilburg (NL) De Nieuwe Vorst
22 November 2017 Accusations Assen (NL) Theater De Nieuwe Kolk
18 November 2017 Accusations Nijmegen (NL) LUX
7 October 2017 Accusations Maastricht (NL) Nederlandse Dansdagen
21 September 2017 Accusations Almere (NL) Corrosia Theater, Film & Expo
9 September 2017 Accusations Rotterdam (NL) TR Schouwburg – excerpt
8 September 2017 Accusations Rotterdam (NL) TR Schouwburg
11 June 2017 Accusations Parijs (FR) Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales
10 June 2017 Accusations Parijs (FR) Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales
26 May 2017 Accusations Antwerpen (BE) Bourla Schouwburg
29 April 2017 Accusations Den Haag (NL) Korzo
28 April 2017 Accusations Utrecht (NL) Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
22 April 2017 Accusations Dordrecht (NL) Energiehuis (Schouwburg Kunstmin)
21 April 2017 Accusations Drachten (NL) Schouwburg De Lawei
19 April 2017 Accusations Delft (NL) Theater de Veste
14 April 2017 Accusations Eindhoven (NL) Parktheater
12 April 2017 Accusations Groningen (NL) Grand Theatre
11 April 2017 Accusations Haarlem (NL) Toneelschuur
7 April 2017 Accusations Breda (NL) Chassé Theater
6 April 2017 Accusations Den Bosch (NL) Verkadefabriek
3 April 2017 Accusations Amsterdam (NL) Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
1 April 2017 Accusations Zwolle (NL) Zwolse Theaters
30 March 2017 Accusations Rotterdam (NL) Rotterdamse Schouwburg – première NL
29 March 2017 Accusations Rotterdam (NL) Rotterdamse Schouwburg
24 February 2017 Accusations Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem – première BE
2 February 2017 Accusations Lyon (FR) Centre Chorégraphique – work in progress
Accusations (2017)