A seminal piece in a body of work casts a large shadow and heralds things to come. FF+Rew 60:00 made in 2005 is such a piece for Ann Van den Broek. In this creation five women gradually realize what has happend to them, slowly but surely they become aware of the emotional and physical impact. Bewilderment. Rigid bodies. Turning away reflexively. Turning back. Baffled. A delayed shock.
The shock in FF+Rew 60:00 Revisited is more universal; now there are women and men on stage. And Van den Broek also examines how some of the ingredients she has used in her work these last few years – cameras and live projections – affect the old material. So FF+Rew 60:00 Revisited is not a reprise. Ann observes and dissects, uses the theater as a lab. ‘Revisited’ becomes ‘renewed’.
Much of the movement material from FF+Rew 60:00 is characteristic of Ann’s work: masking poses, bouncing, fear, and communicating with gestures. While Ann is heading in the direction of Gesamtkunstwerk which blur the lines between disciplines, she now revisits the period where she laid the foundation of her movement language, emotional minimalism, curious to see how she responds to her old work.
concept and choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Marion Bosetti, Estelle Delcambre, Jean-Gabriel Maury, Nik Rajšek and alternating cast Alice Gioria / Johanna Schweer / Johanna Tengan / Levente Lukacs
musiccomposition Arne van Dongen, arrangement by Christoph De Boeck
video- and lighting design Bernie van Velzen
styling costumes Ann Van den Broek and la fille d’O (with garments of la fille d’O and A.F. Vandevorst)
assistance Ann Van den Broek and dancers Frauke Mariën, Kamil Pilarski