Ohm (2010)


Resistance. Loss. Action. Stillness. A lonesome battle. A pounding relay race with no finish. Movement becomes a compulsive struggle to stay in control. Resisting the fleeting and the ephemeral. Bodies in resistance, bodies in surrender.

In Ann Van den Broek’s work, this comparable edginess is usually expressed indirectly through various themes. In Ohm the focus is on the concept of resistance and she strips her work of extraneous emotions to get to the core. The compelling style keeps the tangible resistance in the here and now. Ohm is like an endless tunnel. An absorbing and, ultimately, destructive sketch.

Ohm is a cover of ‘Mijn solo voor Marie (Vernietigd)’, meaning My Solo for Marie (Destroyed), created in 1997 by Marc Vanrunxt. He is an original Belgian creator who has been leaving his mark on the performance and dance world since the ’80s.

Niek Kortekaas designed a set inspired by the original design. Arne Van Dongen made a new music composition and the lighting design was by Bernie van Velzen.

choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Jan Martens, Cecilia Moisio, Judit Ruiz Onandi
performance steelplate Ann Van den Broek
music Arne Van Dongen
set design Niek Kortekaas
lighting design Bernie van Velzen
styling Ann Van den Broek
photography Maarten Vanden Abeele
premiere March 26, 2010, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

Ohm is a WArd/waRD production (NL/B), commissioned and co-produced by COVER #2. With thanks to wpZimmer (BE), Kunst/Werk (BE), Marc Vanrunxt and Marie De Corte.


Date City Venue
21 January 2016 Ohm Den Bosch (NL) Verkadefabriek
27 November 2015 Ohm Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem
20 September 2013 Ohm Utrecht (NL) Theater Kikker
17 September 2013 Ohm Den Haag (NL) Korzo
5 September 2013 Ohm Londen (UK) The Palace Theatre
12 November 2011 Ohm Lublin (PL) Chatka Zaka Theatre
2 December 2010 Ohm Maastricht (NL) AINSI Theater
17 November 2010 Ohm Amsterdam (NL) Theater Bellevue
13 October 2010 Ohm Leiden (NL) LAKtheater
9 October 2010 Ohm Dordrecht (NL) Schouwburg Kunstmin
7 October 2010 Ohm Arnhem (NL) Schouwburg Arnhem
6 October 2010 Ohm Utrecht (NL) Theater Kikker
5 October 2010 Ohm Utrecht (NL) Theater Kikker
30 September 2010 Ohm Antwerpen (BE) ccBerchem
27 March 2010 Ohm Amsterdam (NL) De Brakke Grond
26 March 2010 Ohm Amsterdam (NL) De Brakke Grond – première

“Ohm sticks the original to the crown. And that too is the essence of a cover – a good one at least.”

– Trouw (NL)
Ohm (2010)