I SOLO MENT (2008)

I SOLO MENT
I SOLO MENT
I SOLO MENT
I SOLO MENT

Man: Driven, intelligent and determined. True to himself, he is absorbed by his thoughts. His self-imposed solitude becomes loneliness.
Woman: his counterpoint. Observant, analytical and contemplative. On the one hand understanding and admiration for his world, on the other incomprehension and a desire to connect. Bodies without contact. Bodies in desperation.

I SOLO MENT is an interwoven double solo. A distant, yet loving sketch.

Inspiration for the music, composed by Arne Van Dongen, is Nick Cave: the man, his music, his universe. The medium photography, specifically the photographs of Tom Van den Broek, were a source of inspiration for videographer Bernie van Velzen as well as set designer Niek Kortekaas.

I SOLO MENT was nominated for a Zwaan (Swan) by the VSCD (Dutch Association of Theatre and Concert Hall Directors) as one of the most impressive dance productions of the 2008/2009 season and was selected for the Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) as one of the most important productions.

concept and choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Dario Tortorelli, Cecilia Moisio
music composition Arne Van Dongen
stage design Niek Kortekaas
video and lighting design Bernie van Velzen
photography Maarten Vanden Abeele
premiere November 9, 2008, Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL)

I SOLO MENT was produced by Korzo productions (The Hague, NL), in coproduction with WArd/waRD (BE) and ccBerchem (Antwerp, BE). The production also received financial support of ccGenk (BE). For I SOLO MENT Korzo productions received a grant of the Dutch Fund for the performing arts (NL).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
20 Feb 2016 I SOLO MENT Utrecht (NL), Theater Kikker
07 Jan 2016 I SOLO MENT Tilburg (NL), De Nieuwe Vorst
21 Dec 2014 I SOLO MENT Krakow (PL), Cricoteka
21 Feb 2014 I SOLO MENT Maastricht (NL), AINSI Theater
14 Mar 2013 I SOLO MENT Moskou (RU), Gogol Centre
13 Mar 2013 I SOLO MENT Moskou (RU), Gogol Centre
01 Mar 2013 I SOLO MENT Leiden (NL), Theater ins Blau
05 Apr 2012 I SOLO MENT Drachten (NL), Schouwburg De Lawei
15 Mar 2012 I SOLO MENT Groningen (NL), Grand Theatre
06 Oct 2011 I SOLO MENT Heerlen (NL), Parkstad Limburg Theaters – excerpt
15 Apr 2011 I SOLO MENT Oldenburg (DE), Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
14 Apr 2011 I SOLO MENT Oldenburg (DE), Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
16 Oct 2010 I SOLO MENT Cluj (RO), Theater Cluj
22 May 2010 I SOLO MENT Dordrecht (NL), Schouwburg Kunstmin
14 Feb 2010 I SOLO MENT Helsinki (FI), Zodiak
13 Feb 2010 I SOLO MENT Helsinki (FI), Zodiak
30 Jan 2010 I SOLO MENT Beveren (BE), CC Ter Vesten
25 Jan 2010 I SOLO MENT Macerata (IT), Theater Macerata
09 Jan 2010 I SOLO MENT Alkmaar (NL), Theater De Vest
17 Nov 2009 I SOLO MENT Gouda (NL), Goudse Schouwburg
15 Nov 2009 I SOLO MENT Lublin (PL), Chatka Zaka Theatre
29 Oct 2009 I SOLO MENT Geel (BE), CC De Werft
28 Oct 2009 I SOLO MENT Amsterdam (NL), Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
10 Oct 2009 I SOLO MENT Maastricht (NL), AINSI Theater
08 Oct 2009 I SOLO MENT Leiden (NL), LAKtheater
28 Mar 2009 I SOLO MENT Tilburg (NL), De Nieuwe Vorst
14 Mar 2009 I SOLO MENT Eindhoven (NL), Plaza Futura
07 Mar 2009 I SOLO MENT Utrecht (NL), Theater Kikker
06 Mar 2009 I SOLO MENT Utrecht (NL), Theater Kikker
04 Mar 2009 I SOLO MENT Genk (BE), CC Genk
02 Mar 2009 I SOLO MENT Amsterdam (NL), Theater Bellevue
22 Jan 2009 I SOLO MENT Groningen (NL), Grand Theatre
20 Jan 2009 I SOLO MENT Haarlem (NL), Toneelschuur
17 Jan 2009 I SOLO MENT Amersfoort (NL), Theater De Lieve Vrouw
15 Jan 2009 I SOLO MENT Rotterdam (NL), Lantaren/Venster
14 Jan 2009 I SOLO MENT Arnhem (NL), Schouwburg Arnhem
09 Jan 2009 I SOLO MENT Breda (NL), Chassé Theater
07 Jan 2009 I SOLO MENT Den Bosch (NL), Verkadefabriek
23 Nov 2008 I SOLO MENT Roeselare (BE), CC De Spil
11 Nov 2008 I SOLO MENT Den Haag (NL), Theater aan het Spui / CaDance
10 Nov 2008 I SOLO MENT Den Haag (NL), Theater aan het Spui / CaDance
09 Nov 2008 I SOLO MENT Den Haag (NL), Theater aan het Spui / CaDance – première
25 Oct 2008 I SOLO MENT Purmerend (NL), Theater De Verbeelding – try-out
20 Sep 2008 I SOLO MENT Antwerpen (BE), ccBerchem – try-out
19 Sep 2008 I SOLO MENT Antwerpen (BE), ccBerchem – try-out

“Enervating performance about the need to connect (…) To start a performance with death is asking for trouble. Try topping that gripping scene. But Van den Broek manages to build the tension to a climax: an even colder ending.”

– de Volkskrant (NL)
I SOLO MENT (2008)