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Blueprint on Memory (2018)

Blueprint on Memory
Blueprint on Memory
Blueprint on Memory
Blueprint on Memory
Blueprint on Memory

 
If our memories make us who we are, then who are we if there are gaps in it? What happens when our memory falters? When memories are deliberately suppressed? Or disappear subconsciously? In Blueprint on Memory, the first creation in Van den Broek‘s project The Memory Loss Collection, the performers manifest various mental as well as physical elements of memory loss. Disorientation and confusion, repetitive patterns and behavior, uncoordinated movement and recognition loss fill the space.

In Blueprint on Memory video, live projections, music, spoken word and emotions intermingle and simultaneously create a whole. The performers control the visuals and the sound. They can manipulate them whenever they please. The actual blueprint on the floor puts a huge strain on their mental and physical memory. To discover patterns in the chaos. At the same time, the ability to hold on to memories diminishes.

The Memory Loss Collection
For the next two years, Ann Van den Broek will be studying and researching memory loss. Proceeding from her own personal experience she would like to draw attention to the subject matter by producing a number of performances, workshops, in-depth introductory talks and links to social organizations.

concept, direction and choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Marion Bosetti, Sjoerd Bruil, Louis Combeaud, Jean-Gabriel Maury, Nik Rajšek and an alternating cast consisting of: Camilla Branchetti, Anthony van Gog, Carla Ramos Guerra and Meike Stevens
musiccomposition Nicolas Rombouts and Sjoerd Bruil
video- and lighting design Bernie van Velzen
set design Niek Kortekaas
assistance Ann Van den Broek and lyrics Gregory Frateur
styling costumes Marielle Vos and Ann Van den Broek
outside eye Marc Vanrunxt
photography Maarten Vanden Abeele
premiere October 11, 2018, Nederlandse Dansdagen / Bordenhal, Maastricht (NL)

Blueprint on Memory is a WArd/waRD (NL/BE) production in coproduction with Theater Rotterdam (NL), ccBerchem (BE), TDutch Dance Festival (NL), La Briqueterie/Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (FR) and is made possible with the financial support of Performing Arts Fund NL, City of Rotterdam (NL), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (NL), Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht (NL), Erasmusstichting (NL), BankGiro Loterij Fonds (NL) and Stichting Dioraphte (NL).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
8 September 2018 Blueprint on Memory Rotterdam (NL) TR Schouwburg – preview
23 September 2018 Blueprint on Memory Rotterdam (NL) TR Schouwburg – preview
11 October 2018 Blueprint on Memory Maastricht (NL) Nederlandse Dansdagen – première NL
13 October 2018 Blueprint on Memory Maastricht (NL) Nederlandse Dansdagen
18 October 2018 Blueprint on Memory Rotterdam (NL) TR Schouwburg
19 October 2018 Blueprint on Memory Rotterdam (NL) TR Schouwburg
23 October 2018 Blueprint on Memory Amsterdam (NL) Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
13 December 2018 Blueprint on Memory Eindhoven (NL) Natlab door Plaza Futura – cancelled
14 December 2018 Blueprint on Memory Den Haag (NL) Korzo
15 December 2018 Blueprint on Memory Den Haag (NL) Korzo
18 December 2018 Blueprint on Memory Haarlem (NL) Toneelschuur
20 December 2018 Blueprint on Memory Almere (NL) Corrosia Theater, Film & Expo
9 January 2019 Blueprint on Memory Utrecht (NL) Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
22 January 2019 Blueprint on Memory Tilburg (NL) De Nieuwe Vorst
23 January 2019 Blueprint on Memory Tilburg (NL) De Nieuwe Vorst
1 February 2019 Blueprint on Memory Drachten (NL) Schouwburg De Lawei
16 February 2019 Blueprint on Memory Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem – première BE
9 April 2019 Blueprint on Memory Choisy-le-Roi (FR) Théâtre Paul Eduard, Biennale de Danse du Val de Marne – première FR
Blueprint on Memory (2018)