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I SOLO MENT
Man: Driven, intelligent and determined. True to himself, he is absorbed by his thoughts. His self-imposed solitude becomes loneliness.
Woman: his counterpoint. Observant, analytical and contemplative. On the one hand understanding and admiration for his world, on the other incomprehension and a desire to connect. Bodies without contact. Bodies in desperation.

I SOLO MENT is an interwoven double solo. A distant, yet loving sketch. Inspiration for the music, composed by Arne Van Dongen, is Nick Cave: the man, his music, his universe. The medium photography, specifically the photographs of Tom Van den Broek, were a source of inspiration for videographer Bernie van Velzen as well as set designer Niek Kortekaas.

I SOLO MENT
is performed by Dario Tortorelli and Cecilia Moisio.

I SOLO MENT was nominated for a Zwaan (Swan) by the VSCD (Dutch Association of Theatre and Concert Hall Directors) as one of 'the most impressive dance production' of the 2008/2009 season and was selected for the Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Days) as one of the most important productions.

"Enervating performance about the need to connect (...) To start a performance with death is asking for trouble. Try topping that gripping scene. But Van den Broek manages to build the tension to a climax: an even colder ending." (de Volkskrant)

concept and choreography  Ann Van den Broek
dancers  Dario Tortorelli, Cecilia Moisio
music composition  Arne Van Dongen
stage design  Niek Kortekaas
video and ighting design  Bernie van Velzen
photography  Maarten Vanden Abeele
produced by
  WArd/waRD
co-produced by  Korzo producties and ccBerchem
première  November 9, 2008, Theater aan het Spui, The Hague (NL)

I SOLO MENT was originally produced by Korzo productions The Hague (NL), in coproduction with WArd/waRD vzw (B) and ccBerchem (B). The production also received financial support of ccGenk. For I SOLO MENT Korzo productions received a grant of the Dutch Fund for the performing arts.


  Tour 2008
19 September ccBerchem, Antwerp (B), avant-première
20 September ccBerchem, Antwerp (B)
25 October Theater de Verbeelding, Purmerend (NL)
9 November Theater aan het Spui (CaDance), The Hague (NL), première
10 November Theater aan het Spui (CaDance), The Hague (NL)
11 November Theater aan het Spui (CaDance), The Hague (NL)
23 November cc De Spil, Roeselare (B)
   
  Tour 2009
7 January Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch (NL)
9 January Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)
14 January Schouwburg Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)
15 January Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam (NL)
17 January Theater De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort (NL)
20 January Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
22 January Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL)
2 March Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (NL)
4 March CC Genk, Genk (B)
6 March Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
7 March Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
14 March Plaza Futura, Eindhoven (NL)
28 March De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
8 October LAKtheater, Leiden (NL)
10 October AINSI, Maastricht (NL))
28 October Rabozaal, Amsterdam (NL)
29 October cc De Werft, Geel (B)
15 November Lublin (Poland)
17 November Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda (NL)
   
  Tour 2010
9 January Theater De Vest, Alkmaar (NL)
25 January Macerata (Italy)
30 January cc Ter Vesten, Beveren (B)
13 February Zodiak (Side Step Festival), Helsinki (Finland)
14 February Zodiak (Side Step Festival), Helsinki (Finland)
22 May Schouwburg Kunstmin, Dordrecht (NL)
16 October Cluj (Romania)
   
  Tour 2011
14 April Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oldenburg (GER)
15 April Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oldenburg (GER)
6 October ITheater Heerlen (Moving Meetings), Heerlen (NL), extract
   
  Tour 2012
15 March Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL)
5 April Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten (NL)
   
  Tour 2013
1 March Theater ins Blau (NL)
13 March Gogol Centre Moscow (RUS)
14 March Gogol Centre Moscow (RUS)
   
  Tour 2014
21 February AINSI Theater, Maastricht (NL)
21 December Cricoteka, Krakow (PL)
   
  Tour 2016
7 January NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
20 February Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)