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FF+Rew
FF+Rew is a choreography by Ann Van den Broek for five female dancers and was commissioned by Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel (NL).

Point of departure for FF+Rew is an emotional or a physical blow, a moment of astonishment that triggers a sequence of movements that end in a fall. A downward movement, drawn out and fragmented. The dance idiom finds it origin in a dialogue with its spontaneous body language: turning away from something, coming back to something, evading something…
The starting point is moved to the end and the chronology is inverted. The composed music fast-forwards to a crescendo. The choreography rewinds to a decrescendo: the moment right before the blow.

The sum of FF and REW, two opposing actions that cancel each other out, leads to a 'blockage': nothingness, timelessness and silence.

Arne Van Dongen created a composition for double bass for FF+Rew. Van Dongen’s composition is made up of many layers of short phrases in loops.

FF+Rew was selected for Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Days) 2003 and named one of the one of the most important productions of the 2002/2003 season. Here is a fragment of the jury report: “FF+Rew takes away any doubt about Ann Van den Broek’s talent as a choreographer. Her piece divulges a unique and surprising point of view and a refreshing style. Her dance vocabulary is intense and explosive. The audience is transported by the dynamics and the energy of the performance and has to catch is breath from time to time to keep up. The falling down is spectacular at times. When developing the material, Van den Broek made good use of her dancers personalities. Theatricality and pure dance are used in a very natural and matter of fact manner.”

choreography  Ann Van den Broek
dancers  Eva Maria Christ, Julia Eisele, Cecilia Moisio, Keyna Nara and Swantje Schäuble
music   Arne Van Dongen
lighting design   Bernie van Velzen
styling costumes   Emmy Schouten and Ann Van den Broek (collection 2000, A.F. Vandevorst)
rehearsal director   Sjoukje Osinga
with special thanks    Peggy Acke, Cathy Dekker, Pieter Thys, Rex Lobo
première  October 24, 2002 Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (NL)

FF+Rew is a production of Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel and is a part of 'Tri_versie'