Thu 30 Sep ’2120:30 - 21:50Philipszaal
In an interactive setting, some of the fifteen performers gradually begin to lose their own self. Text, movement, music and technology come together in a game of reality and illusion. Who are you when your memories fade away? The process is irreversible. Trapped in space and brain. All anchors fade away and the remaining signals point to unexposed paths. In this darkness, all connection with the material world evaporates. The ultimate loss of self. Loving and cruel. A bitter reality where no one comes out the same.
Annette Embrechts from the Volkskrant gave the performance five stars: “Memory Loss is an all-encompassing tour de force steeped in emotions (…) Ann Van den Broek finds a terribly beautiful form for a terribly cruel disease."
Memory Loss has been nominated by the Association of Theater and Concert Directors (VSCD) for a Swan for the most impressive dance production, the most esteemed dance award in the Netherlands. From the jury: "Memory Loss is a personal document: sincere and moving. Cruel and loving."
Concept, direction and choreography Ann Van den Broek Featuring Ann Van den Broek, Frauke Mariën, Louis Combeaud, Nik Rajšek, Marion Bosetti, Jean-Gabriel Maury, Carla Guerra, Kamil Pilarski, An Hackselmans, Anthony van Gog, Aryeh Weiner, Iuri Costa , Isaiah Selleslaghs, Gabrielle Aidulis, Maxime Abbenhues, Samina de Wulf and Karlijn Roest.