Joy Enjoy Joy
After the heavy and personal subject matter in Accusations and The Memory Loss Collection choreographer Ann Van den Broek decided it was time that the scales tipped in the other direction. To the side of lightness and feeling good, to laughing together, hugging each other, be in a melancholy mood over pleasant memories.
The sketches in Creating Joy that came out of the research process are some of the elements used to create the new production Joy Enjoy Joy. A performance that celebrates the flow of life. A driving and pulsating flow, constantly moving, never stopping. The flow is fed by small acts and gestures that offer solace, give pleasure or bring peace.
He danced for no less than two decades with top international companies. Now he is a dance teacher, coach and he guides dance makers at ArtEZ school of dance. And he is one of the 15 performers in Memory Loss – actually the oldest in age and experience: Aryeh Weiner.
The CaDance Festival made an exclusive and personal video portrait of Aryeh about the collaboration with Ann, his link with the theme of the Memory Loss Collection and a look back at his career.
Protect/perform looks over a period of fifteen years in the development of Ann Van den Broek’s artistic career from modern dancer to renowned choreographer of award-winning dance productions. Based on conversations with author Marcelle Schots, reflections and many never-before-published photographs, it sheds light on the context that inspired Van den Broek to create her body of work. A book to reflect. To remember, to redefine and to reveal what was never said before.
Protect/perform is bilingual (English/Dutch), 160 pages and costs € 15,00 (plus postage). The book is for sale at the performances or can be bought in our webshop.
A big part of Ann Van den Broek’s artistic vision can be found in the name of her company. The meaning of ‘ward’, according to the dictionary, reads as follows:
1) the act of guarding; the state of being under guard;
2) guardianship, being under control of a guardian;
3) a means of defense or protection;
4) a division of a jail or prison, or of a hospital;
5) a district or division of a city or town;
6) to fend off, parry;
7) to keep watch over, guard, protect.
In short, in relation to the organization, it is a place where it is safe to congregate and work.