echo @ Kings Place London 19-20 November

Cassie Kinoshi and I are excited to announce that our new collaboration echo can be seen on 19 and 20 November at Kings Place London as part of London Unwrapped.

Experience echo, the new immersive film installation from long-time collaborators composer Cassie Kinoshi (Artist in residence for London Unwrapped) and visual artist Anne Verheij.
The installation is a sonic and visual exploration of our connection with ourselves and each other in London.

Filmed entirely using handheld cameras, echo is an immersive audio-visual triptych with London as its main character. Day to day experiences of London life are manipulated through exploratory editing and camera movement, creating an encapsulating visceral experience of the ever changing cityscape.

echo’s electro-acoustic score was created with field-recordings captured around London; familiar sounds of trains, crowds, park life and traffic are altered and re-conditioned into the unfamiliar. Blended with synthesisers, a string quintet formed from members of Chineke! Ensemble were recorded to provide ethereal textures. These samples further elevate an evocative sound world that emulates the ever-changing experience of existing in the transformative city of London.

More information and tickets soon

GDIF 2014

GDIF 2014In the week of 20-28 June the outdoor GDIF, Greenwich – Docklands International Festival, took place. Performances that mix the genres of dance, acrobatics and poetry swooped unsuspecting tourists and visitors through the Cutty Sark Gardens, Old Royal Naval College and St Alfege Park.

We scrubbed our sorrows away with Laundry XL (De Directie & Co), saw our life passing buy on a Bench (Mimbre), we balanced out our life in the circle of Frantic (Acrojou), we scratched our knees on the concrete during Te Odiero (HURyCan) and we travelled through space and time on the words of a Poem by Inua Ellams.

Keep an eye out for this exciting festival and their programming!
They’ll need your support to keep the festival completely free for next year.

Blurred Lines – Carrie Cracknell

blurred_lines_poster_1On 13 February I went to see the play Blurred Lines by Carrie Cracknell in The Shed, London.

Damn it!

Three feet under in a matter of seconds. Simple words, clear set, everyday clothing costumes, harassing lights, catchy beats and I’m stuck. I can’t escape. In one way or another you’ll recognize the performed. Question: question femininity. How not to put words in anyone’s mouth, but still trying to say the thought out loud? Dare!

In a fluent rhythmic motion the roles of the characters were passed on between the actresses telling us many sides of this story, the story of value. It hurts to see how easily emotions are swept of the table as a non-valid argument, how women get to hear over and over “get a grip, don’t be so hormonal!” and how the little constant things make you confused and doubtful on what choice to make.

It must have been frustrating as a man to watch this piece because it seems that they are pointed out as the big disruptors in women’s life’s, but a few minutes into the play it becomes very clear that it is not pointing a finger at man: It is pointing to everyone who takes it upon themselves to disrespect another human being, male or female.

blurred lines set photoANNE•Mind you, it still wasn’t a joyful piece to watch since there are so many mistakes made out in the world and they chose to show us a lot of them, but it was clear from the start of the piece, even the flyer, that what you see is what you get. Just before the piece ended it threw in a nice twist in which the audience got totally confused whether the play had finished or not. To every painful side there was a humorous side, and it was this contrast of strengths that made you watch till the very end.

set photo by ANNE•     Keep an eye out for this production and its creators!

Start 2014 with a “BANG!”

Dear All,

I wish you a brilliant 2014!
To start this year off with a “BANG!” I’m presenting you

Kriebels in mijn bil
19 January, 15:00 h @ Dansmakers Amsterdam
Reservations & info click here
Route click here
Kriebels in mijn bil

Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model – Bryony Kimmings

credible likeable superstar role modelOn Wednesday 16 October I went to see the performance Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model by Bryony Kimmings at SOHO theatre in London.


After squeezing into our seats in the sold out theatre, we focus in on the young girl skipping about in a presized half circle on stage, created by the rope that her older opponent has attached to her. We are taken into the world of this nine year old tween, who is a big Jessie J fan. The girl and young woman, who look alike, start dancing to the song Domino of Jessie J in which the young woman completely loses herself to the beat. Here we see the first differences on interpreting the song and its meanings to the both of them. We start to wonder if it is appropriate for the nine year old.

Bryony and Taylor (Bryony’s actual niece) take turns talking to the audience of what they think about each other. Taylor tells about what she thinks about her aunty who is a dinosaur that drinks too much and is unhappy in love. Bryony talks about the journey she took over the last year by diving into her nieces world. Soon she found herself looking for other or new role models than the ones mass media presented her with. She calls her niece little deer and tries to protect her from the sinister grownup world by all means she knows: earplugs, fighting moves, gun use and when that doesn’t seem to help she pulls out her nieces eyes.

This is certainly not where the story ends, on the contrary! Taylor becomes Bryony’s manager in real life after they develope the character Catherine Bennet, who is the first new role model created by Taylor. It’s not before long that we find ourselfs dancing to their self made hit song Animal Kingdom. Could there still be a way to change this harsh indifferent world for young girls?

The identical costumes and set design (David Curtis Ring & Stephanie Turner) have a traditional and stereotyped look that serves, according to Bryony, to create a place of comfort and fun on stage for her niece. The idyllic surface of it becomes layered through the lighting (Marty Langthorne) and deafening music and sound scapes (Tom Parkinson). Bryony becomes more bare, vulnerable and disarmed by the minute, whereas Taylor keeps on growing rapidly into womanhood. When we come out of the theatre into the real world, we are left to wonder where do we go from here?

For information and dates click here
For trailer click here
For hit song click here

Eerste Keer – Danstheater AYA on tour


Next week the performance Eerste Keer starts it’s NL tour!
Come and see us live!

For dates and tickets:
Amsterdam, De Krakeling 8 – 11oct première
Alkmaar, Theater de Vest 17oct
Amersfoort, De Lieve Vrouw 31oct

Complete time table: October 2013 – March 2014


Eerste Keer – eerste schoolvoorstellingen @ Zaantheater

Eerste Keer has it’s first school performances @ Zaantheater!


For tickets: click here

Eerste Keer

ANNE• goes London 2013-2014 !

This coming year I’ll be in London for my Master Scenography in Dance, work and loads of new experiences plus inspiration!

I’ll keep you posted on my UK work and dance – theatre visits
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Like my dear English teacher Bryna Hellman said to me:

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My master is made possible by
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
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All of the incredible persons who made my
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