Q61 Cemetery (2014)

Q61 Cemetery
Q61 Cemetery
Q61 Cemetery
Q61 Cemetery
Q61 Cemetery

In 2011 Ann Van den Broek created Q61, a very personal dance piece. During the process of creating Q61 she already felt the desire to adapt the piece so it could be performed in cemeteries.

In Q61 Cemetery Ann Van den Broek create a twilight zone, an area between heaven and earth. As if a door is opened and memories come flooding out. Taboos and emotions are acknowledged in a loving embrace. With the cemetery as backdrop, Q61 Cemetery slowly leads to a long, soft cry in an infinitely desolate, yet hopeful piece.

concept and choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Jan Deboom, Andreas Kuck, Frauke Mariën, Francesca Monti, Dario Tortorelli
music Arne Van Dongen & Wonderful Life from Nick Cave
lighting design Bernie van Velzen
styling costumes Ann Van den Broek
photograhpy Sanne Peper
premiere August 19, 2014, cemetery Steytelinck, Wilrijk (BE)

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
25 May 2015 Q61 Cemetery Alkmaar (NL) Theaterfestival Karavaan – cancelled
24 May 2015 Q61 Cemetery Alkmaar (NL) Theaterfestival Karavaan – cancelled
23 May 2015 Q61 Cemetery Alkmaar (NL) Theaterfestival Karavaan – cancelled
22 May 2015 Q61 Cemetery Alkmaar (NL) Theaterfestival Karavaan – cancelled
21 May 2015 Q61 Cemetery Alkmaar (NL) Theaterfestival Karavaan – try-out
28 August 2014 Q61 Cemetery Ekeren (BE) Begraafplaats Ekeren
27 August 2014 Q61 Cemetery Ekeren (BE) Begraafplaats Ekeren
26 August 2014 Q61 Cemetery Ekeren (BE) Begraafplaats Ekeren
23 August 2014 Q61 Cemetery Zandvliet (BE) Begraafplaats Zandvliet
22 August 2014 Q61 Cemetery Zandvliet (BE) Begraafplaats Zandvliet
19 August 2014 Q61 Cemetery Wilrijk (BE) Begraafplaats Steytelinck – première BE
18 August 2014 Q61 Cemetery Wilrijk (BE) Begraafplaats Steytelinck – try-out

“The gate of the cemetery opens. At the entrance we hear Nick Cave: It’s a wonderful life. Why should not we ever hear Nick Cave sing when we enter a cemetery? This is so beautiful, this has to be mandatory! (…) It is as if the dancers were completely dumped with emotions, who in vain seek their way out.”

– Het Parool (NL)
Q61 Cemetery (2014)