The title Cry Love refers to a scene from Bacon, the last performance
by Nanine Linning for which she drew her inspiration from the
work of the painter Francis Bacon. It concerned a duet in which
she showed the polarity of love and its ending, which are very
close to each other and yet do not touch. It was this duet that
prompted the new performance.
Cry Love is about the person whose body is driven by instinct,
moods and emotions. Cry Love is presented as a total experience.
An extraordinary and energetic marriage of different disciplines
– video by Erik Lint/Roger Muskee, music by Jacob ter
Veldhuis in a installation designed by Linning herself. A dynamic,
concentrated spectacle is created in which the survival mechanisms
and human interactions are portrayed. The multidisciplinary
project Cry Love of Nanine Linning is another step forward in
her successful career.
About Nanine Linning
Nanine Linning (1977) is regarded as one of the most successful
Dutch choreographers around today. She has created over 30 pieces
so far. From 2001 until 2005 she was appointed as “house
choreographer” at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, a large modern
dance company, to create her ensemble works for large stages.
She also successfully worked (and works now) as a freelance
choreographer with her own company ‘Nanine Linning’.
In March 2005 she, together with her company, created the hugely
successful and cutting-edge piece Bacon, inspired by the paintings
of Francis Bacon. In the year 2000 she was nominated for the
Dutch Culture Prize. In August 2002 she received the ‘Perspektief
Prize’ for her whole oeuvre. In 2003 she received the
‘Phillip Morris Arts Prize’ for her whole oeuvre.
For Bacon she received the Swan price ‘Best Dance Production
2004-2005 of the Netherlands’.
Concept en choreography: Nanine Linning
Music: Jacob ter Veldhuis
Video: Erik Lint/ Roger Muskee
Dance: Iratxe Ansa, Igor Bacovich, Sébastien Mari, Marijn
Roelofsen and Nanine Linning
Dramaturgy: Peggy Olislaegers
Costumes: Petra Finke
Technical production: Richard Bron, Cathelijne Roos
Management and publicity: Lewis productions
NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands:
'Linning’s sense of the aesthetic is given substance.'
Spits, The Netherlands:
'…. impressive in the contemporary way in which she
mixes dance with film, lighting and scenery.'
Trouw, The Netherlands:
'Cry Love’ grates between pain and beauty –
just like real life.’