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Das Blaue (2012)

a co-production with the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater (DE)

Das Blaue
Das Blaue
Das Blaue
Das Blaue

 
Das Blaue is a creation that Ann made as guest choreographer for the dance ensemble of the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in Oldenburg (DE). Das Blaue is inspired by an ice hotel and is situated in a hotel lobby. It is a meeting place for people, mostly impersonal, which can give an uncomfortable feeling. One does not know where the encounters start or end. In this cold room the dancers circulate individually in their own time pattern, with their own memories of experienced situations that come up and fade away again. One sees 11 individuals passing each other, alone with a yearning for contact and eventually warmth.

The music composition was elaborated by Arne Van Dongen and is built around the song The Slow Drug by PJ Harvey. In this performance live sounds are integrated into the music composition.

choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Felix Berner, Pin-Chieh Chen, Alessandra Corti, Miquel G. Font, Ruben Albelda Giner, Rober Gomez, Gili Goverman, Vivienne Hötger, Cordelia Lange, Marin Lemic, Antonia Zagel
music composition Arne Van Dongen
set design Brix Quellmalz
light design Philipp Wiechert
assistant choreographer Jan Deboom
photography Andreas J. Etter
premiere December 16, 2012, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oldenburg (DE)

Das Blaue is a co-production by the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater (DE) and WArd/waRD (NL/BE).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
28 February 2013 Das Blaue Bremen (DE) Theater Bremen
21 February 2013 Das Blaue Bremen (DE) Theater Bremen
6 February 2013 Das Blaue Bremen (DE) Theater Bremen
14 January 2013 Das Blaue Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
12 January 2013 Das Blaue Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
5 January 2013 Das Blaue Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
3 January 2013 Das Blaue Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
22 December 2012 Das Blaue Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
19 December 2012 Das Blaue Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
16 December 2012 Das Blaue Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater – première
Das Blaue (2012)