Muze (2011)

A source of inspiration and an instrument for the artist. Impalpably depicted in a painting or intangibly represented in music; the epitome of desire.

Put yourself in the shoes of the muse and the muse becomes human. Sweating, panting, swearing, battling – inspiration rarely happens on its own. The inspiration comes from the contrast between the beautiful and the less beautiful aspects. Clashing, pleasing. Who inspires whom? Opposites attract.

Nina Wollny, Philipp Fricke, Yichun Liu and Birgit Gunzl are dancers who have made a major contribution to Anouk van Dijk’s work in recent years. They are outstanding dancers with remarkable personalities. And with their own idiosyncrasies and limitations. People with character.

In Muze, the dancers find themselves in the company of composer / musician Marcel Wierckx. In an unconstrained setting, the three dancers come alive, reveal themselves and measure up to one another, to the music and to the choreography. Muze shows three people just as they are, at the height of their ability; powerful and vulnerable in their beauty. Inspired and inspiring.

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premiere 21 September 2011


‘The production is a little gem, which mainly shows that individuality is the secret of the muse.’ Mirjam van der Linden, De Volkskrant, 23 september 2011

The dance production Muze seems to be a spontaneous improvisation, full of dedication and the urge to move. Van Dijk lets her audience experience how inspiring that can be.’ Francine van der Wiel, NRC Handelsblad, 22 september 2011


concept / choreography Anouk van Dijk created for and with Philipp Fricke | Nina Wollny | Yichun Liu (until Nov. 17) | Birgit Gunzl (from Nov. 26 ) composition / live performance Marcel Wierckx staging Anouk van Dijk | Floriaan Ganzevoort lighting Floriaan Ganzevoort costumes Jessica Helbach dramaturgy Jerry Remkes Anouk van Dijk’s assistant Sezen Tonguz production Heleen Rol stage crew Edwin Bakker | Jorrit Boerman set building Merijn Schilte management Jerry Remkes | Loes Wernsen (ass.)

speellijst 2011

speellijst 2012