If our memories make us who we are, then who are we if there are gaps in it? What happens when our memory falters? When memories are deliberately suppressed? Or disappear subconsciously? In Blueprint on Memory, the first creation in Van den Broek‘s project The Memory Loss Collection, the performers manifest various mental as well as physical elements of memory loss. Disorientation and confusion, repetitive patterns and behavior, uncoordinated movement and recognition loss fill the space.

In Blueprint on Memory video, live projections, music, spoken word and emotions intermingle and simultaneously create a whole. The performers control the visuals and the sound. They can manipulate them whenever they please. The actual blueprint on the floor puts a huge strain on their mental and physical memory. To discover patterns in the chaos. At the same time, the ability to hold on to memories diminishes.

The Memory Loss Collection
In The Memory Loss Collection Ann Van den Broek delves into the topic of memory loss. This project is made up of three productions, workshops, introductions and links to social organizations. Blueprint on Memory is the first production in the series that also consists of Zooming in on Loss and Memory Loss.

concept, direction and choreography
Ann Van den Broek
original cast Marion Bosetti, Sjoerd Bruil, Louis Combeaud, Jean-Gabriel Maury, Nik Rajšek and an alternating cast consisting of: Camilla Branchetti, Anthony van Gog, Carla Ramos Guerra and Meike Stevens
musiccomposition Nicolas Rombouts and Sjoerd Bruil
video- and lighting design Bernie van Velzen
set design Niek Kortekaas
assistance Ann Van den Broek and lyrics Gregory Frateur
styling costumes Marielle Vos and Ann Van den Broek
outside eye Marc Vanrunxt
photography Maarten Vanden Abeele
premiere October 11, 2018, Nederlandse Dansdagen / Bordenhal, Maastricht (NL)

under construction

3 Blueprint on Memory – Nazomerfestival, Zeeland (NL)
4 Blueprint on Memory – Nazomerfestival, Zeeland (NL)
5 Blueprint on Memory – Nazomerfestival, Zeeland (NL)
27 Blueprint on Memory – Plaza Futura, Eindhoven (NL)
28 Blueprint on Memory – Corrosia Theater, Almere (NL)
30 Blueprint on Memory – Stadsschouwburg, Groningen (NL)

4 Blueprint on Memory – Stadsschouwburg, Leeuwarden (NL)
5 Blueprint on Memory – Stadsschouwburg, Dordrecht (NL)
22 Blueprint on Memory – Parkstadt Limburg Theaters, Heerlen (NL)
24 Blueprint on Memory – De Spil, Roeselare (BE)
25 Blueprint on Memory – De Werft, Geel (NL)

9 Blueprint on Memory – Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht (NL)
22 Blueprint on Memory –De NWe Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
23 Blueprint on Memory –De NWe Vorst, Tilburg (NL)

1 Blueprint on Memory – Schouwburg de Lawei, Drachten (NL)
16 Blueprint on Memory – cc Berchem, Antwerpen (BE) Belgian première

9 Blueprint on Memory – Biennale du Val de Marne / Théâtre Paul Eluard, Choisy le Roi (FR) French Première

4 Blueprint on Memory- Julidans festival, Amsterdam (NL)

23 Blueprint on Memory – Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL) preview

11 Blueprint on Memory – Nederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht (NL) try out
13 Blueprint on Memory – Nederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht (NL) PREMIERE
18 Blueprint on Memory – Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
19 Blueprint on Memory – Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
23 Blueprint on Memory – Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam (NL)

14 Blueprint on Memory – Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
15 Blueprint on Memory – Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
18 Blueprint on Memory – Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
20 Blueprint on Memory – Corrosia, Almere (NL)

Photo by: Maarten Vanden Abeele

For more information, presmap, riders and financial conditions please contact Line Rousseau or Marion Gauvent