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Rest Room
Restroom, a space that stands for relief, getting a load off, letting go… a basic need. A place where one can withdraw and escape to. Where one can try to drop the mask, to get something out of your system and to fantasize to one’s heart’s content.

Rest Room is about the poses and façades we all use in our social machinations in order to attain our goals, to maintain our positions, to survive. A tragicomedy in dance, an absurd choreography.

Rest Room is a duet by and from Ann Van den Broek and Einat Tuchman. The two met at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie (Rotterdam Dance Academy). During their careers as dancers, they both grew into intense performers. In their work, Ann Van den Broek and Einat Tuchman depart from the same realistic sources of inspiration and themes such as human behavior patters and moods, but because of their different approach, their pieces usually diametrically oppose each other. In Rest Room they are searching for an intriguing blend of their individual styles.

concept and choreography  Ann Van den Broek and Einat Tuchman
dancers  Ann Van den Broek and Einat Tuchman
sound  Luther Vanhoof and Peter de Ceulaer
lighting design  Robert Lefèvre
set and styling  Ann Van den Broek and Einat Tuchman
artistic advice  Ger Jager
rehearsal director   Johan Greben
production and publicity  Danswerkplaats Amsterdam
première  November 25, 2003 Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

Rest Room is an initiative of Ann Van den Broek / vzw WArd/waRD and is produced by DWA-dansproductiehuis and co-produced by vzw WArd/ward. It was also realized with financial support of the Fonds voor Amateurkunst en Podiumkunsten (Netherlands) and the City of Antwerp, with support from WP Zimmer (Antwerp) and the Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap Afdeling Volksontwikkeling en Bibliotheekwerk (Flemish Ministry of Cultural Development).


  Tour 2003
24 November Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
25 November Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL), première
26 November Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
29 November Korzo, The Hague (NL)
1 December Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (NL)
   
  Tour 2004
27 April Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
6 May Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
7 May Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
8 May Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
10 May Danswerkplaats (symposium), Amsterdam (NL)