In July 2002, Conny Janssen Danst and Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico presented the performance Vuil&Glass at the invitation of summerfestival Karavaan. In the spectacular drive-in area of the Household Refuse Centre N-H in Alkmaar, Conny Janssen places the fragile bodies of the dancers in an enormous space, which is dominated by technology. The immense concrete plain of the impressive hall conveys the sound of the eight Conjunto Ibérico cellos. Together they form Waste&Glass. The emotions that are evoked by dance and music contrast sharply with the remote bareness of the ultramodern centre. The dimensions of this industrial bastion are not in proportion to the intimacy of the dancing human being and the string music. In this setting Conny Janssen, together with the dancers and the cellists, searches for enchantment and amazement.
The music is by the American composer Philip Glass who gave conductor Elias Arizcuren and Conjunto Ibérico “carte blanche” to compile a “musical guide” that covers the most representative aspects of his works.
Conny Janssen Danst and Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico have worked together before. The successfull performance Vijzel in 1997, for which Conny Janssen was awarded the Philip Morris Kunstprijs Dans (Philip Morris Art Award Dance) in 1998, was also a co-production with Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico.