Two leading choreographers, Krisztina de Châtel and Ann Van den Broek, are going to create a new choreography together. Ann and Krisztina have strong professional and personal connection: Ann worked for many years as a dancer at Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel. Today she has acquired her own reputation as an innovative and successful choreographer.

Driven by their shared memories and creativity Ann and Krisztina dialogue with eachother in a joint choreography, with dancers of their two companies. They create, from their differences and similarities, a new world, reacting to each other’s movement language.

In some parts, de Châtel’s controlled emotions are recognizable, in others the more extravert expressivity of Van de Broek comes to the fore. No smooth ride… but an interesting experiment. (NRC Handelsblad)

While the emotions simmer intensely, they remain understated and are not overanalysed. The piece is a supple succession of dancing and theatrical scenes. It is well made, and in places hits home brutally. (de Volkskrant)

In Japan schooling is only completed when the master has learned something from the pupil. Domestica is a performance of two masters. (Het Parool)

Domestica 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 2012/2013.

premiere 5 July 2012, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
concept and choreography Krisztina de Châtel and Ann Van den Broek
dance Davide Cocchiara, Jozefien Debaillie, Conrenliu Ganea, Kelly Hirina, Kiyan Khoshoie, Andreas Kuck, Yuval Lev, Cecilia Moisio, Francesca Monti, Natasha Rodina, Danilo Tesi
music Arne Van Dongen
stagedesign Niek Kortekaas
light Bernie van Velzen
photography Robert Benschop

Domestica is a cooperation between Dansgroep Amsterdam and WArd/waRD.