Annemijn Rijk

A short dance film about getting up.
As if she had collapsed from the sky. We see a creature motionless on the ground, under the mucus and with just enough power to breathe. The long legs stretched out, the knees bony. The face hidden under the arms, anonymous, alone. To survive, an apparently impossible challenge lies ahead: Getting up.

How do you get up if you are thrown into life so hard? How do you proceed when life hits so hard? How do you get up if you don’t know how to get your body together? Re:Born is about a force that must be found and that must be felt in every fiber, the force that is needed to believe (again) in the body, that is needed to rise.

In this short lecture performance choreographer Annemijn Rijk and dancer Nicole van den Berg explain the choreography of the film Re:Born by using physical examples. The artists take you through the choices made in the creation process from the very first concept to the final film. How does a choreographer make his audience look at a body? What influence does film have on the approach to dance?

Film program

Dance: Nicole van de Berg
Concept and choreography: Annemijn Rijk
Director: Fleur Bax
Director of photography: David van der Drift
Music: Aura Bouw
Camera assistance: Noa Kosanovic
Direction assistance: Flip Kwakkel
Makeup artist and stillsphotography: Sophie Gipmans
Re:Born is made with financial support from: Makershuis Tilburg, Makersfonds Tilburg, Province of Noord-Brabant, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Brabant