Broos (meaning: brittle) is a scintillating, physical performance about old age, youth and the fragility of life. In a patchwork of narratives we experience the heartbeat of various moments in time.
On being and disappearing.
On acquiring and losing
On daring and deliberation.
On the unstoppable marching of time.
On the here-and-now as opposed to the there-and-then.
Broos tells the story about the vulnerability of existence, from life’s first cry to final breath.
‘Babies, toddlers, adolescents, young parents, elderly: every stage of life brings on a different frailness. While observing an elderly person, we often forget that he or she went through all these stages of life. Sometimes, the only thing we observe is merely that last physical appearance; it conceals all those other histories that once were or that are still smouldering. Together with the dancers – young and upcoming talents as well as familiar faces – I explore the distinct physical characteristics of the various stages of life.’ – Conny Janssen
After Home (2017) and the remake of Inside Out (2018), Broos is the latest work by choreographer Conny Janssen. Together with a large, adventurous group of fifteen dancers – young talent as well as familiar faces – Conny Janssen works with live music specially composed and performed for Broos by Maartje Teussink. This composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist creates musical atmospheres and soundscapes, exploring the boundaries and the combination of different musical influences.