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Quartet with One (2002)

Quartet With One
Quartet With One
Quartet With One
Quartet With One

 
Quartet with One started back in 1988. Ann Van den Broek and Sophie Janssens get to know each other at the Rotterdam Dance Academy. After graduation they each go their own way, but years later their paths cross again. Two women with the same foundation, but from totally different backgrounds – both in character and in dance idiom they are each other’s opposites. In Quartet with One both women, armed with their musician of choice, face off once again.

The theme of Quartet with One is distance. Two dancers, a pianist and a drummer; from Antwerp, Amsterdam and Montréal conquer the physical distance. However, the emotional distance remains. In the space, the four are apart most of the time. A grand piano, a drum kit: contrasts such as rhythm versus melody, meter versus phrasing, the deep, low sounds of the drums versus the high-pitched sound of the piano. At the same time the dance styles of the two dancers clash as well: fragile and lyrical versus powerful and compact.

Quartet with One was selected for the Serie Nieuwe Theatermakers (New Makers for the Stage Series) of the Dutch Theater Institute.

choreography Ann Van den Broek
dansce Ann Van den Broek, Sophie Janssens
music Rex Lobo (piano), Yvon Plouffe (percussion)
soundscape Luther Van Hoof, Peter De Ceulaer
lighting design Peter Lemmens
rehearsel director Cathy Dekker
photography Quirine Reijman
premiere November 16, 2002, Theater a/h Spui, The Hague (NL)

Quartet with One is a production of WArd/waRD (BE) and is co-produced by Korzo productions (The Hague, NL), with financial support of the City of Antwerp (BE) and Conseil des Arts Canada (CA), with additional support of WP Zimmer (Antwerp, BE) and the Flemish Ministry of Cultural Development (BE).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
30 January 2004 Quartet with One Amersfoort (NL) Theater De Lieve Vrouw
29 January 2004 Quartet with One Den Haag (NL) Korzo
28 January 2004 Quartet with One Leiden (NL) LAKtheater
23 January 2004 Quartet with One Breda (NL) Chassé Theater
21 January 2004 Quartet with One Nijmegen (NL) LUX
19 January 2004 Quartet with One Amsterdam (NL) Theater Bellevue
15 January 2004 Quartet with One Leeuwarden (NL) Theater Romein
13 January 2004 Quartet with One IJmuiden (NL) Witte Theater
6 January 2004 Quartet with One Groningen (NL) Kruithuis
27 October 2003 Quartet with One Eindhoven (NL) Plaza Futura
22 October 2003 Quartet with One Arnhem (NL) Schouwburg Arnhem
18 October 2003 Quartet with One Roeselare (BE) CC De Spil
17 October 2003 Quartet with One Haarlem (NL) Toneelschuur
15 October 2003 Quartet with One Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem
22 February 2003 Quartet with One Halle (BE) cc ‘t Vondel
13 February 2003 Quartet with One Tilburg (NL) Theater De Vorst
8 December 2002 Quartet with One Montréal (CA) Théatre Tangente
7 December 2002 Quartet with One Montréal (CA) Théatre Tangente
6 December 2002 Quartet with One Montréal (CA) Théatre Tangente
5 December 2002 Quartet with One Montréal (CA) Théatre Tangente
17 November 2002 Quartet with One Den Haag (NL) Theater aan het Spui / CaDance
16 November 2002 Quartet with One Den Haag (NL) Theater aan het Spui / CaDance – première
Quartet with One (2002)