DESEO (2009)

In over 30 short scenes the dancers race past you in Deseo, energetically trying to achieve the things still missing from their lives. Curious seeking for impulses. And then it turned out that what you saw was not all. Curiosity, dreams and longing. Endless longing.

Deseo is an energetic performance that consists of two parts. Into the performance, Anouk van Dijk puts a fairytale world that would fit into our contemporary constistence, without any effort. This modern fairytale world is interspersed with abstract and absurd fantasies. Deseo moves, surprises and makes you laugh.

‘If you only look, you see nothing‘, a statement by comedian and musician Vincent Bijlo who provides a pause-act. In Bijlo's work this theme as a central place. Are we longing to see what we feel, smell and hear or arouses it our curiosity if everything is not as clear as it seems?

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After the great succes of Deseo in 2009, it was the hit of summer festival De Parade in 2010. Anouk van Dijk already won the Golden Sparrow -price for the best show at the Parade- with SHOT in 2008.


‘You are right on top of the excellent dancers and hear every groan, sigh or laugh. Deseo means ‘I wish’ in Spanish. This wish has something to do with liberation – which is exactly the feeling you have on leaving the tent.‘ Sander Hiskemuller, Trouw, 4 August 2009

‘There’s something slapstick about it, but mostly it is extremely human and sincere, and funny and moving.‘ Mirjam van der Linden, De Volkskrant, 4 August 2009

‘The scenery is fantastic: a wall that divides the audience in two halves, so that the spectators are always dying to know what’s happening behind the wall. […] Deseo is a short, powerful performance and well worth going to see.‘ Annelies Omvlee,, 5 August 2009


Concept en choreography Anouk van Dijk  created for and with Peter CseriPhilipp Fricke | Birgit Gunzl | Yichun Liu | Nina Wollny dramaturgy Jerry Remkes decor Anouk van DIjk music: John Zorn costumes Anneke Pleiter lichtontwerp Jorrit Boerman | Anouk van Dijk technique Jorrit Boerman

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