Ann Van den Broek _ Q61

concept and choreography: Ann Van den Broek
dance: Dario Tortorelli, Cecilia Moisio, Andreas Kuck, Judith Ruiz Onandi, Frauke Mariën, Jan Deboom (understudy’s Emma Seresia, Denise Klevering)
music composition & editing: Arne Van Dongen Song Wonderful Life by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
lighting design: Bernie van Velzen
set design: Niek Kortekaas
styling costumes: Ann Van den Broek
advice: Marc Vanrunxt
coach sign language coach: Marie De Corte
technicians: Bernie van Velzen, Frank van Schie
head of production: Johanna Korgel
photography: Maarten Van den Abeele
graphic design: Ontwerpbureau de Zagerij
avantpremière 27.01.2011, ccBerchem, Antwerp
première: 4.02.2011, Korzo theatre, The Hague
duration: 70 min

coproduction of WArd/waRD (NL/B), Korzo productions (NL), ccBerchem (B) and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt (D). It has received financial support from Fundusz Performing Arts NL and Flemish government.

Q61 is a performance for six dancers and represents the aggregation of content of former  choreography’s of Ann Van den Broek, as: FF+Rew 60, the price winning Co(te)lette,

I SOLO MENT and We Solo Men.

Six individuals wandering in a restricted, ambiguous space. Forever immersed in their helix of emotions. Pain, lust, aggression, fear, desire and love. Unbridled energy becomes aimless; the struggle is meaningless. Resignation and the beauty of acceptance.

Bodies in emotion. Bodies in acquiescence.

Ann Van den Broek’s new choreography is situated in a twilight zone, a suspended state. In a moving landscape of isolated emotions, Q61 slowly and rhythmically builds to a long, soft scream.

Q61 is an infinitely desolate…, yet hopeful piece.


In Q61 Ann Van den Broek takes stock of material produced in ten years of research into rhythm, emotions and movement. She creates a white, softly pulsating composition of endlessly transforming movements.

With Q61 Ann Van den Broek is, in a way, ending a period, in which she brought extreme emotions, like pain, lust, agression and fear, on stage. For her this performance marks an ending of a serie of former productions that all link to one another. At the same time Q61 means the beginning of a new start in Ann’s artistic development. A way for Ann to give her 10-years of work as a choreographer within WArd/waRD an extra dimension.

For Q61 Ann Van den Broek collaborates together with her, more or less, permanent team of dancers and designers. Arne van Dongen as the music composer, Niek Kortekaas for setdesign and Bernie van Velzen for lightdesign.