Choreographer Ann Van den Broeck (founder of dance company WArd/waRD) creates a ten-day performance installation for the first time in the UK. Ann Van den Broeck aims to create a ‘total experience’ whereby visitors can experience live performance, spoken word, sound and video projections.
Van den Broek’s practice forensically explores human behavioural patterns, states of mind and feelings through observing, isolating and analysing emotions over a concentrated period of time. The installation in the Curve includes a series of films focusing on her exploration of emotional behaviours and how they translate into movement. Once a day, five performers present an adapted version of Van den Broek’s most recent work, Accusations (2017). A selection of extracts from this work are projected on and performed around the screens, creating a web of video, choreographed performance and sound. Loops of Behaviour is inspired by Selbstbbezichtigung (1966) (Self-accusation), a text by Austrian writer Peter Handke. Van den Broek reimagines the original text with her own experiences and feelings.