There is currently an exhibition of photographer Marjon Broeks’ work in Soeterijn cafe-restaurant and the adjoining Annex room. In Soeterijn, you will find black and white photographs of various flamenco performances. In the Annex, black-and-white and colour photographs are on display of dance performances from Uzbekistan, Turkey and Spain.
Over the last two years, photographer Marjon Boeks (Amsterdam, 1963) has taken photographs in Tropentheater of a wide range of performances of flamenco and of dances from Central Asian countries such as Uzbekistan and Turkey. Her passion for photography grew over the course of her long trips to Central Asia. After this initial focus on travel photography, she specialised in black-and-white photography. After seeing a performance of Whirling Derwishes, she soon made the step into theatre photography.
Theatre photography is a field all of its own, with its constantly changing lighting, the movement of the dancers and no use of flash – the camera has to be on a very light-sensitive setting. Marjon zooms in on the dancers as they perform: on some of the photos we see the dancer’s face and upper body, on others their whole body.
Marjon Boeks: "As the performance photographer you are the link between the artist and the outside world. Whatever happens in a performance is unique to that particular evening. When you manage to capture a specific moment or emotion, it's fantastic – it's the best thing there is."
The exhibited photographs are for sale in a variety of print sizes, on paper or canvas. The photographs will be printed in a limited edition. For more information on prices, please see the flyer at the Tropentheater box office.
Also see Marjon Broeks website for more information.