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Phrasing the Pain (2014)

a co-production with 420PEOPLE (CZ) and Archa Theatre (CZ)

Phrasing the Pain
Phrasing the Pain
Phrasing the Pain
Phrasing the Pain

 
Phrasing the Pain is a group piece based on an original movement phrase, the pain phrase, used in the production I SOLO MENT (2008). This movement phrase originally sprung forth from the feelings of pain and sadness one feels after losing a loved one, a friend, a parent, a child, etc. All the movements came out of these feelings, not one movement was gratuitous. This pain phrase is the basis of a constantly repetitive and rhythmic choreography.

The people in Phrasing the Pain express, relive and grapple with their rage, aggression, desperation, pride and, literally, their pain for audiences and the outside world to see. A compelling, transforming, emotional, and rhythmic choreography.

choreography Ann Van den Broek
originalcast Sylva Necasová, Natasa Novotná, Ombline Noyer, Václav Kunes, Milan Odstrcil, Stepán Pechar, Sasa Volný
music Arne van Dongen, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
lighting design Ann Van den Broek, Adam Uzelac
rehearsal director/assistant choreographer Cecilia Moisio, Jan Deboom
photography Pavel Hejnyý
premiere December 14, 2014, Archa Theatre, Prague (CZ)

Phrasing the Pain is a co-production by 420PEOPLE (CZ), Archa Theatre (CZ) and WArd/waRD (NL/BE).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
3 April 2016 Phrasing the Pain Den Haag (NL) Korzo
11 November 2015 Phrasing the Pain Bergen (NO) Festival Tsjekk it Out
14 October 2015 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre
27 June 2015 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre
29 May 2015 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre
11 April 2015 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre
9 February 2015 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre
8 February 2015 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre
14 December 2014 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre – première
13 December 2014 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre – try-out
12 December 2014 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre – try-out
11 December 2014 Phrasing the Pain Praag (CZ) Archa Theatre – try-out
Phrasing the Pain (2014)