Joy Enjoy Joy on tour

In Joy Enjoy Joy 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. Joy Enjoy Joy follows the flow of life, down-to-earth and dynamic. It is a steady, driving and pulsating stream, moving constantly, never stopping. A stream that shimmers like reflecting light. A glamorous dream, restless and full of energy.

Ann Van den Broek’s ode to joy is very composed, making it unbelievably thrilling.” (Het Parool)


Work/world booklet now online

During the creation process of Creating Joy, the research performance for Joy Enjoy Joy, we asked Sanjoy Roy (dance writer for The Guardian) to write about the work of Ann Van den Broek. At the end, there were eight essays, four about the research piece and for about Joy Enjoy Joy. These texts are now bundled in the booklet work/world.

Online, these texts are combined with short clips of the joy performances, corresponding with the chapter of the booklet. One text is available to read online.



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.

WArd/waRD roos


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.