Joy Enjoy Joy (2022)

Joy Enjoy Joy
Joy Enjoy Joy
Joy Enjoy Joy
Joy Enjoy Joy
Joy Enjoy Joy

In Joy Enjoy Joy 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. 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.

Joy Enjoy Joy also blurs the lines between the various disciplines with WArd/waRD’s  characteristic combination of movement, music, texts and video.

Joy Enjoy Joy illustrates a transition: putting aside accusations and reproaches, regrets and untenable desires. Lust transforms into deep love, resistance into acceptance. On the road to solace and safety for a perennially restless soul.

“Things need to be moving constantly. On the move, no more stagnation. We have had more than enough of that.

concept and choreography Ann Van den Broek  
original cast Frauke Mariën, Louis Combeaud, Nik Rajšek, Jean-Gabriel Maury, Marion Bosetti, Carla Guerra, Kamil Pilarski, Isaiah Selleslaghs
understudy Karolina Krynicka 
music Nicolas Rombouts 
prerecorded vocals Gregory Frateur
conversation fragments Tom Barman 
video and lighting design Bernie van Velzen 
scenography Niek Kortekaas  
styling costumes Ann Van den Broek in collaboration with Marielle Vos
rehearsal director Pol Van den Broek, Gregory Frateur
outside eye Marc Vanrunxt
photography Rio Staelens 
first presentation 12 January 2022, La Filature, Mulhouse (FR)
dutch premiere 19 February 2022, Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL) 

Joy Enjoy Joy is a production of WArd/waRD in coproduction with permanent partners Theater Rotterdam (NL) and corso, Antwerp (BE). Coproduction partners are La Filature, Mulhouse (FR), Theater Freiburg (DE) and Podium Bloos, Breda (NL). The project is financially supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (NL) and the city of Rotterdam (NL).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
20 Jan 2023 Joy Enjoy Joy Utrecht (NL), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Tickets
18 Nov 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Vélizy (FR), L’Onde Théâtre Tickets
21 Oct 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Roeselare (BE), CC De Spil Tickets
18 Oct 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Heerlen (NL), Parkstad Limburg Theaters Tickets
07 Oct 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Dordrecht (NL), Schouwburg Kunstmin / Energiehuis Tickets
06 Oct 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Wageningen (NL), Theater Junushoff Tickets
05 Oct 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Delft (NL), Theater de Veste Tickets
29 Sep 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Haarlem (NL), Schuur Tickets
17 Sep 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Antwerpen (BE), Zuiderpershuis
15 Sep 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Groningen (NL), Grand Theatre
08 Sep 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Rotterdam (NL), TR Schouwburg
04 Sep 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Hannover (DE), TANZtheater
08 Jul 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Amsterdam (NL), Meervaart / Julidans
07 Jul 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Amsterdam (NL), Meervaart / Julidans
07 Jun 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Parijs (FR), Atelier de Paris
02 Jun 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Praag (CZ), Tanec Praha Festival / Ponec
01 Jun 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Praag (CZ), Tanec Praha Festival / Ponec
01 Apr 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Breda (NL), Chassé Theater
29 Mar 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Tilburg (NL), De Nieuwe Vorst
23 Mar 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Amsterdam (NL), ITA
18 Mar 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Nijmegen (NL), LUX
17 Mar 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Drachten (NL), Schouwburg De Lawei
03 Mar 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Den Haag (NL), Theater aan het Spui
01 Mar 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Antwerpen (BE), corso
26 Feb 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Haarlem (NL), Schuur – CANCELLED
25 Feb 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Haarlem (NL), Schuur – CANCELLED
24 Feb 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Tilburg (NL), De Nieuwe Vorst – CANCELLED
20 Feb 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Rotterdam (NL), TR Schouwburg
19 Feb 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Rotterdam (NL), TR Schouwburg
28 Jan 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Freiburg (DE), Theater Freiburg
13 Jan 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Mulhouse (FR), La Filature
12 Jan 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Mulhouse (FR), La Filature

“Joy Enjoy Joy is a double-edged ode to the joy of life, with a sharp edge.”

– de Volkskrant (NL)

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

– Het Parool (NL)

My work will never be entirely without other feelings. An emotion is never straightforward, it’s more complex and always contains more layers.”

– Ann Van den Broek in Movement Exposed (NL)
Joy Enjoy Joy (2022)