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I SOLO MENT (2008)

I SOLO MENT
I SOLO MENT
I SOLO MENT
I SOLO MENT

 
Man: Driven, intelligent and determined. True to himself, he is absorbed by his thoughts. His self-imposed solitude becomes loneliness.
Woman: his counterpoint. Observant, analytical and contemplative. On the one hand understanding and admiration for his world, on the other incomprehension and a desire to connect. Bodies without contact. Bodies in desperation.

I SOLO MENT is an interwoven double solo. A distant, yet loving sketch.

Inspiration for the music, composed by Arne Van Dongen, is Nick Cave: the man, his music, his universe. The medium photography, specifically the photographs of Tom Van den Broek, were a source of inspiration for videographer Bernie van Velzen as well as set designer Niek Kortekaas.

I SOLO MENT was nominated for a Zwaan (Swan) by the VSCD (Dutch Association of Theatre and Concert Hall Directors) as one of the most impressive dance productions of the 2008/2009 season and was selected for the Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) as one of the most important productions.

concept and choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Dario Tortorelli, Cecilia Moisio
music composition Arne Van Dongen
stage design Niek Kortekaas
video and lighting design Bernie van Velzen
photography Maarten Vanden Abeele
premiere November 9, 2008, Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL)

I SOLO MENT was produced by Korzo productions (The Hague, NL), in coproduction with WArd/waRD (BE) and ccBerchem (Antwerp, BE). The production also received financial support of ccGenk (BE). For I SOLO MENT Korzo productions received a grant of the Dutch Fund for the performing arts (NL).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
20 February 2016 I SOLO MENT Utrecht (NL) Theater Kikker
7 January 2016 I SOLO MENT Tilburg (NL) De Nieuwe Vorst
21 December 2014 I SOLO MENT Krakow (PL) Cricoteka
21 February 2014 I SOLO MENT Maastricht (NL) AINSI Theater
14 March 2013 I SOLO MENT Moskou (RU) Gogol Centre
13 March 2013 I SOLO MENT Moskou (RU) Gogol Centre
1 March 2013 I SOLO MENT Leiden (NL) Theater ins Blau
5 April 2012 I SOLO MENT Drachten (NL) Schouwburg De Lawei
15 March 2012 I SOLO MENT Groningen (NL) Grand Theatre
6 October 2011 I SOLO MENT Heerlen (NL) Parkstad Limburg Theaters – excerpt
15 April 2011 I SOLO MENT Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
14 April 2011 I SOLO MENT Oldenburg (DE) Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
16 October 2010 I SOLO MENT Cluj (RO) Theater Cluj
22 May 2010 I SOLO MENT Dordrecht (NL) Schouwburg De Kunstmin
14 February 2010 I SOLO MENT Helsinki (FI) Zodiak
13 February 2010 I SOLO MENT Helsinki (FI) Zodiak
30 January 2010 I SOLO MENT Beveren (BE) CC Ter Vesten
25 January 2010 I SOLO MENT Macerata (IT) Theater Macerata
9 January 2010 I SOLO MENT Alkmaar (NL) Theater De Vest
17 November 2009 I SOLO MENT Gouda (NL) Goudse Schouwburg
15 November 2009 I SOLO MENT Lublin (PL) Chatka Zaka Theatre
29 October 2009 I SOLO MENT Geel (BE) CC de Werft
28 October 2009 I SOLO MENT Amsterdam (NL) Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
10 October 2009 I SOLO MENT Maastricht (NL) AINSI Theater
8 October 2009 I SOLO MENT Leiden (NL) LAKtheater
28 March 2009 I SOLO MENT Tilburg (NL) De Nieuwe Vorst
14 March 2009 I SOLO MENT Eindhoven (NL) Plaza Futura
7 March 2009 I SOLO MENT Utrecht (NL) Theater Kikker
6 March 2009 I SOLO MENT Utrecht (NL) Theater Kikker
4 March 2009 I SOLO MENT Genk (BE) CC Genk
2 March 2009 I SOLO MENT Amsterdam (NL) Theater Bellevue
22 January 2009 I SOLO MENT Groningen (NL) Grand Theatre
20 January 2009 I SOLO MENT Haarlem (NL) Toneelschuur
17 January 2009 I SOLO MENT Amersfoort (NL) Theater De Lieve Vrouw
15 January 2009 I SOLO MENT Rotterdam (NL) Lantaren/Venster
14 January 2009 I SOLO MENT Arnhem (NL) Schouwburg Arnhem
9 January 2009 I SOLO MENT Breda (NL) Chassé Theater
7 January 2009 I SOLO MENT Den Bosch (NL) Verkadefabriek
23 November 2008 I SOLO MENT Roeselare (BE) CC De Spil
11 November 2008 I SOLO MENT Den Haag (NL) Theater aan het Spui / CaDance
10 November 2008 I SOLO MENT Den Haag (NL) Theater aan het Spui / CaDance
9 November 2008 I SOLO MENT Den Haag (NL) Theater aan het Spui / CaDance – première
25 October 2008 I SOLO MENT Purmerend (NL) Theater De Verbeelding – try-out
20 September 2008 I SOLO MENT Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem – try-out
19 September 2008 I SOLO MENT Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem – try-out
I SOLO MENT (2008)