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We Solo Men (2009)

We Solo Men
We Solo Men
We Solo Men

 
A group of dancers: different egos and yet they form a unit. The urge to express themselves and to connect controls them. On stage everything is possible; it is a powerful place. A sense of dread befalls them. Action and withdrawal, strength and weakness, confrontation and alienation. Their attempt to communicate is failing. The repercussions of non-communication. Bodies under scrutiny. Bodies in ignominy.

This choreography by Ann Van den Broek is a masculine piece of work. We Solo Men deals with the conflict between on the one hand the desire to entertain and the inability to communicate on the other. The cry for attention becomes a cry of desperation. We Solo Men is an entertaining and, in the end, a lonely sketch.

Ann Van den Broek has created a rhythmic composition made up of sounds, words, movement and body language aimed at connecting with the audience. Arne van Dongen has created another composition for Van den Broek, which will be performed and adapted live on stage based on the sounds produced by the dancers.

We Solo Men was selected for De Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) as one of the most important productions of the 2009/2010 season.

concept and choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Jan Deboom, Jan Martens, Andreas Kuck, Cecilia Moisio, Judit Ruiz Onandi, Dario Tortorelli
music composition Arne Van Dongen
set design Niek Kortekaas
lighting design Bernie van Velzen
styling costumes Ann Van den Broek
advice Marc Vanrunxt
make-up artist Jos Brands
sign language coach Marie De Corte
photography Maarten Vanden Abeele
premiere July 5, 2009, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)

We Solo Men is a co-production of WArd/waRD (NL/BE), Korzo Productions (The Hague, NL) and ccBerchem (Antwerp, B), with the financial support of the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts (NL) and the Government of Flanders (BE).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
20 October 2017 We Solo Men Choisy-le-Roi (FR) Théâtre Paul Eduard
7 March 2017 We Solo Men Parijs (FR) Theatre de Vanves
4 October 2016 We Solo Men Heerlen (NL) Parkstad Limburg Theaters
3 May 2016 We Solo Men Amsterdam (NL) Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
11 June 2015 We Solo Men Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem
13 May 2015 We Solo Men Rotterdam (NL) Rotterdamse Schouwburg
13 September 2014 We Solo Men Hannover (DE) TANZtheater
5 April 2014 We Solo Men Rotterdam (NL) Motel Mozaïque
29 August 2012 We Solo Men Düsseldorf (DE) Central in der Alten
16 March 2012 We Solo Men Groningen (NL) Grand Theatre
18 February 2012 We Solo Men Purmerend (NL) Theater De Verbeelding
10 November 2011 We Solo Men Lublin (PL) Chatka Zaka Theatre
20 May 2011 We Solo Men Turijn (IT) Interplay
18 May 2011 We Solo Men Fano (IT) Marche – AMAT
15 May 2011 We Solo Men Bari (IT) Festival Danza a Bari,
19 February 2011 We Solo Men Beveren (BE) CC Ter Vesten
16 December 2010 We Solo Men Hoofddorp (NL) Schouwburg De Meerse
5 November 2010 We Solo Men Alphen a/d Rijn (NL) Theater Castellum
4 November 2010 We Solo Men Geel (BE) CC De Werft
30 October 2010 We Solo Men Houten (NL) Theater aan de Slinger
18 October 2010 We Solo Men Amsterdam (NL) Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
1 October 2010 We Solo Men Maastricht (NL) Nederlandse Dansdagen
11 September 2010 We Solo Men Almeren (NL) Schouwburg Almere
26 August 2010 We Solo Men Bassano del Grappa (IT) Opera Estate Festival Veneto
15 April 2010 We Solo Men Bremen (DE) Tanz Bremen
1 March 2010 We Solo Men Amsterdam (NL) Theater Bellevue
9 February 2010 We Solo Men Drachten (NL) Schouwburg De Lawei
8 February 2010 We Solo Men Groningen (NL) Stadsschouwburg Groningen
3 February 2010 We Solo Men Den Bosch (NL) Verkadefabriek
20 January 2010 We Solo Men Genk (BE) CC Genk
15 December 2009 We Solo Men Haarlem (NL) Toneelschuur
3 December 2009 We Solo Men Tilburg (NL) De Nieuwe Vorst
2 December 2009 We Solo Men Leiden (NL) LAKtheater
27 November 2009 We Solo Men Breda (NL) Chassé Theater
26 November 2009 We Solo Men Rotterdam (NL) Lantaren/Venster
25 November 2009 We Solo Men Rotterdam (NL) Lantaren/Venster
21 November 2009 We Solo Men Maastricht (NL) AINSI Theater
24 October 2009 We Solo Men Den Haag (NL) Korzo
23 October 2009 We Solo Men Den Haag (NL) Korzo
17 October 2009 We Solo Men Frankfurt (DE) Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
16 October 2009 We Solo Men Frankfurt (DE) Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
6 July 2009 We Solo Men Amsterdam (NL) Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
5 July 2009 We Solo Men Amsterdam (NL) Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam – première
25 June 2009 We Solo Men Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem – try-out
We Solo Men (2009)