A picture from the production "Joy Enjoy Joy"
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Orangerie Herrenhausen

Joy Enjoy Joy

WArd/waRD - Ann Van den Broek (BE/NL)

Seductive, glamorous, and minutely timed – “Joy Enjoy Joy” is Ann Van den Broek’s danced ode to joy, developed in response to the pandemic. Marking the Flemish-Dutch choreographer’s third festival appearance, the piece takes the audience on an intoxicating parcours of various states of happiness. Life in constant flux is the theme of “Joy Enjoy Joy”; the memory of deep moments of happiness, captured within a multifaceted choreography for eight dancers, is brought stunningly to life here. Yet with her keen sense of the deeply human, Van den Broek inevitably allows room for the shadows cast by the light – darkness which she explored intensively in her previous productions. "The Black Piece" was the last instalment of this series to appear at the festival, in 2016.  Now it is time for new insights into Van den Broek’s artistic cosmos, which knows no genre boundaries between movement, music, text, and video.

Watch a video on Vimeo: vimeo.com/662658791

(approx. 75 mins)

cast & credits

Concept & choreography: Ann Van den Broek

Performers: Marion Bosetti, Louis Combeaud, Carla Guerra, Frauke Mariën,
Jean-Gabriel Maury, Kamil Pilarski, Nik Rajšek, Isaiah Selleslaghs

Interns: 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

First presentation: 12 January 2022, La Filature, Mulhouse

Dutch premiere: 19 February 2022, Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam

International bookings: A propic I Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent

Dutch agent: Bureau Berbee & Jansen

“Joy Enjoy Joy” is a production of WArd/waRD in co-production with permanent partners Theater Rotterdam and corso Antwerp. Co-production partners are La Filature, Mulhouse, Theater Freiburg and Podium Bloos, Breda. The project is financially supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten and the city of Rotterdam.

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