e c h o @ Kings Place London 19-20 November

Very exciting news!!!
e c h o | 19 – 20 November | my new sonic and visual installation in collaboration with composer Cassie Kinoshi will be presented at Kings Place as part of London Unwrapped
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

“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.”

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24 October: ONES triptych @ Women in Dance Film Festival, Yokahama

Miku and I are happy to announce that our triptych ONES will be screened at Women in Dance Film Festival, Yokohama, Japan

24 October 2pm
@7artscafe

ONES [ 2 women, 2 countries, 2 disciplines, 1 film ]

Miku Tsuchiya – dancer | editor

Anne Verheij – concept | cinematographer | editor

ONES VANISHING POINT
a woman is stuck under the surface of London’s brutalist architecture where echoes of mankind linger.
The inseparable relationship between the interior and exterior is put to the test in a fight of the natural body versus the manmade surroundings. Through strong movement and impossible angles the spectator starts to lose their sense of gravity, drifting closer to their own vanishing point.
ONES COUNTERPOINT
depicts the inner voice of a haunted woman by crawling under her moving skin. The interior and exterior are brought together by the three elements of water, wind and earth.
As the lines between movement and manipulation blur, the woman’s calm facade cracks, revealing something dark and mysterious that makes its way to the surface.
ONES
is a collaboration between Dutch visual artist Anne Verheij and Japanese choreographer Miku Tsuchiya, in which film and dance are explored across the former pedestrian tunnels of Elephant & Castle.
Juxtaposing two dance films created from the same footage, ONES captures the individual’s rhythm beating amidst the pulse of the restless city.

#TeKijkGezet – 4th edition Sept-Nov 2021

The fourth edition of Te Kijk Gezet is now on display @ Koningsstraat 6, Amsterdam.
A collaboration between @AVWS-artwork and myself.

Tegen de Zwaartekracht [Defying Gravity]
This 4th edition of Te Kijk Gezet is the latest result of the ongoing conversation about letting go, in which the artists research their family bond and age difference.
Defying Gravity is a spatial design by Anne in which she provides a third of the space for each artist to use. Visual layers are created by horizontal planes that both take and create space. An exciting relation between the works reveals itself by putting them in this framed context. The three artworks play with the recognition and denial of material, composition and expectations.

Rotsvast [Rock Solid]
Acrylic paint, paper, gravel
© Alida Verheij 2021
Made in Holland
Cast iron, steel, clay
© Winfried Scholz 2021
Gebakken Lucht [Thin Air]
Acrylic
© Anne Verheij 2021
Tegen de Zwaartekracht [Defying Gravity]

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

In Passing @ Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival: 2021 Bodies | 身体

Miku Tsuchiya and I are very excited to announce that In Passing is screening in the Barbican Cinema 1 as part of JAEFF: Bodies 2021 | 身体.
There will be an video introduction of the program by Michael Sakamoto and one by Miku and I on In Passing.

The programme brings together Chiaki Nagano and Takahiko Iimura’s collaborations with butoh pioneers Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. Connecting these works to present-day conceptions of movement, society, and technology is In Passing. “

17 September 6.00pm
@ Barbican Cinema 1
Tickets: CLICK HERE
The in-venue festival screenings are from 16 – 19 September at Barbican.

The festival goes online from
20 – 30 September 2021 [ UK only ]
@ Barbican’s Cinema on Demand platform

In Passing
A short film about navigating the invisible to connect.
Through movement and unexpected camera angles we try to find our way into the 24/7 world in which we start to lose connection with ourselves and others. How close can the digital age bring us together and which borders do we cross?

Miku Tsuchiya – dancer | narrator
Anne Verheij – director | cinematographer | editor | narrator
In Passing © ANNE• 2019
Friday 17 Sept, 6:00pm
Barbican, Cinema 1
This screening features a video introduction by Michael Sakamoto

The first of our two screenings celebrating butoh co-founders Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno through wildly inventive and highly surreal cinematic works.

Our bodies are in crisis! This programme brings together Chiaki Nagano and Takahiko Iimura’s collaborations with butoh pioneers Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. JAEFF attempts to define a dance style which defies definition. Beginning with the first entry in Nagano’s Mr O trilogy, viewers will be plunged headfirst into the grotesque absurdities of a form which seeks to “resist fixity”. The unforgettable imagery of Portrait of Mr O is complemented by Iimura’s “cinedance” recordings of Hijikata’s early 1960s performances. Both Anma and Rose Color Dance are efforts to film choreography and to choreograph film. 
Connecting these works to present-day conceptions of movement, society, and technology is Anne Verheij’s In Passing.

ANNE• crosses new borders in 2015!

By the end of October 2014 I started a research project with choreographer Miku Tsuchiya. The process consisted out of four makers intensives on four different locations throughout the UK in which spatial composition, dance, painting, movement and film were explored. The flow was enticing and the footage was rich. Consistency and style began to form out of two different disciplines, dance and visual art, bringing it to a new level in which exploration and intuition became the leading roles of this collaboration. Central to this research is the use of the digital canvas as our main tool.

When in December 2014 Miku moved back to Japan, we became well aware that in this digital age boundaries are relative when it comes to distance. Since we have landed in the next step of our work process, the digital step, we have decided to collaborate from opposite ends of the world.

From this day we will log the process of our collaboration onto this blog as a support for the work being created through theory and practice.

Concept
Working title: ‘ONES’

2 women
2 countries
2 voices
2 disciplines
2 intuitions
2 rhythms
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1 installation

Miku_falling©ANNE•_2014 Photo by ©ANNE• 2014

Autumn research with Miku Tsuchiya

This autumn I am researching dance and film with choreographer and dancer Miku Tsuchiya. In this collaboration we let a chosen location influence and challenge both our views and work methods to come to a new image that combines dance and film as one.

These photo’s are a sneak peek into our current work process.

Photo’s by © ANNE• 2014

Miku_tipping©ANNE•_2014Miku_meetingpoint©ANNE•_2014Miku_waiting©ANNE•_2014Miku_pillars©ANNE•_2014

Eerste Keer in 60 seconds

Click on the picture and behold Danstheater AYA‘s new 60 seconds trailer of Eerste Keer!
( Winner of the Marburger Kinder- und Jugendtheaterpreis 2014 )

Eerste Keer © Peter Jansen
photo by © 2013 Peter Jansen

Choreography: Wies Bloemen
Set and light design: Erik van Raalte
Costume: Anne Verheij
Music: Dennis van Tilburg