Joy Enjoy Joy (2022)

Celebrate the flow of life

Joy Enjoy Joy
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.

Joy Enjoy Joy goes beyond the boundaries of the various art forms with a combination of movement, (live) music, the spoken word and video that we have come to expect from WArd/waRD.

Joy Enjoy Joy illustrates a transition: rejecting all accusation and reproaches, regrets and unreachable desires. And finding solace and a sense of security for a restless soul. After all, for Ann Van den Broek pleasure is not easy-going and carefree; there will always palpable rough patches. But there is a real desire to just go with the flow.

concept and choreography Ann Van den Broek  
performers Marion Bosetti, Carla Guerra, Louis Combeaud, Frauke Mariën, Jean-Gabriel Maury, Kamil Pilarski, Nik Rajšek, Isaiah Selleslaghs 
music Nicolas Rombouts 
lyrics Gregory Frateur 
video- and lighting design Bernie van Velzen 
scenography Niek Kortekaas  
styling costumes Ann Van den Broek  
rehearsal director Pol Van den Broek 
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  (NL/BE) in coproduction with permanent partners Theater Rotterdam (NL) and ccBerchem (BE). Coproduction partners are La Filature, Mulhouse (FR) and Theater Freiburg (DE). The project is financially supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (NL).

WArd/waRD

Date City Venue
12 January 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Mulhouse (FR) La Filature
13 January 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Mulhouse (FR) La Filature
28 January 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Freiburg (DE) Theater Freiburg
19 February 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Rotterdam (NL) TR Schouwburg
20 February 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Rotterdam (NL) TR Schouwburg
24 February 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Tilburg (NL) De Nieuwe Vorst
25 February 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Haarlem (NL) Schuur
26 February 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Haarlem (NL) Schuur
1 March 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Antwerpen (BE) Corso
3 March 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Den Haag (NL) Theater aan het Spui
17 March 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Drachten (NL) Schouwburg De Lawei
18 March 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Nijmegen (NL) LUX
20 March 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Amsterdam (NL) Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA)
1 April 2022 Joy Enjoy Joy Breda (NL) Chassé Theater

A production with several dancers, with a flow and a pulse. Everything is in constant motion. On the move, no stopping. We’ve had enough of that.

– Ann Van den Broek in het Parool (NL)
Joy Enjoy Joy (2022)