Loops of Behaviour (2018)

Loops of Behavior
Loops of Behavior
Loops of Behavior
Loops of Behavior
Loops of Behavior

Loops of Behaviour is a multi-day performance installation, first seen in The Curve, the performance and exhibition space from The Barbican (London). Loops of Behaviour confronts the audience in different formats with Ann Van den Broek’s in-depth research about human behavioral patterns, moods and feelings.

Visitors are immersed in live performances, spoken word, sound and video. The work takes on various forms, including a large number of performances as well as a continuous exhibition. Spectators can walk freely inside and outside and can move through the move space during the performances. As a result, the artists are very close to the audience, which results in a special interaction between audience and artists. With Loops or Behaviour WArd/waRD is exploring alternative spaces outside of the theater in order to present modern dance in a different cultural context.

The installation Loops of Behaviour consists of five parts:
• In Accusations, The Curve version five performers manipulate four transmedial platforms set up in the exhibition space
Accusation Loops shows fragments from Accusations will be projected on several screens and simultaneously performed around them creating a web of video, live performance and sound
Accusation solos in which every performer chooses his or her personal perspective on Accusations to create a steady accumulation of movement, sound and words
Sonic Loops are improv sessions by composer Nicolas Rombouts
• The installation Loops of Emotions is a number of video monitors with films

concept, direction and choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Louis Combeaud, Gregory Frateur, An Hackselmans, Frauke Mariën, Nik Rajšek and Nicolas Rombouts
music composition Nicolas Rombouts and Gregory Frateur
lyrics Gregory Frateur
video and lighting design Bernie van Velzen
premiere June 7, 2018, The Barbican, London (UK)

Loops of Behaviour is a WArd/waRD (NL/BE) production and co-produced by the City of London/Barbican Centre (UK). The project is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (NL) and the Government of Flanders (BE).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
17 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
16 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
15 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
14 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
13 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
12 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
11 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
10 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
9 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
8 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican
7 June 2018 Loops of Behaviour Londen (UK) The Barbican – première

“Delve into a ‘total experience’ of live performance, spoken word, sound and video during this impactful ten-day performance installation.”

“Dark and captivating… I was gripped.”

– FAD Magazine (UK)
Loops of Behaviour (2018)