Joy Enjoy Joy
After Accusations and The Memory Loss Collection choreographer Ann Van den Broek takes a different approach. Her dark and heavy side gets a lighter edge and lands in the melancholic regions of pleasant, but past 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. A glamorous dream, restless and full of energy.
“Joy Enjoy Joy is a double-edged ode to the joy of life, with a sharp edge.” (de Volkskrant ★★★★)
“Ann Van den Broek’s ode to joy is very composed, making it unbelievably thrilling.“ (Het Parool)
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.