The Sea is where you think it is - 2019
We are our choices.
These words by Jean-Paul Sartre resonate in The sea is where you think it is
, a dance performance that exists in the here and now. Every moment in our lives offers an endless amount of choices and opportunities to make and take. What withholds us from choosing the unexpected, the decision to do something new? The sea is where you think it is
is an experience between dancer and audience in which they discover and play with the potential of their choices.
The Sea is where you think it is is a coproduction with Dansmakers Amsterdam and ICK, and is made possible thanks to Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stichting Janivo.
03-02-2019 New Adventures Presentation, Dansmakers Amsterdam
02-02-2019 New Adventures Presentation, Dansmakers Amsterdam
25-01-2019 Come Together #4, Frascati 1 (Excerpt)
Concept and performance: Charlotte Mathiessen, Coralie Merle, Vera Goetzee and Sarah Soethoudt
Music and composition: Yonga Sun
Scenography: Geartsje van der Zee
Light design: Durante van Kuijk
The Three Graces - 2018
In 'The Three Graces' three dancers will take you back in time, seductive like nymphs from a painting, to the Baroque and Renaissance. The dancers transform into images like those created in paintings, centuries ago. Works from Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Rubens will be embodied, lived, danced and voiced. During the piece movement, music and text melt together to shape a new interpretation of those art works.
21-02-2019 Stukafest Rotterdam
20-02-2019 Stukafest Amsterdam
03-11-2018 Museumnacht De Appel, Amsterdam
01-11-2018 Lab111, Amsterdam
26-08-2018 Uitmarkt Fringe Festival, Amsterdam
23-08-2018 Showman's Fair, Utrecht
14-07-2018 Julidans, Amsterdam
04-07-2018 Tanz im Delta Festival, Mannheim
31-05 till 08-06-2018 Delft Fringe Festival, Delft
04-05-2018 First Friday's Dance at Café Belcampo, Amstedam
29-04-2018 Première at the Dokzaal, Amsterdam
Composition: Jochem Braat
Music: Angelo Berardi, Josquin de Prez, Henry Purcell, 50 Cent
Advice: Roos van Berkel
Video: Matija Pekić
Length: 30 minutes
DRAW I BACK I WARD - 2018
In 'DRAW I BACK I WARD ' time runs in reverse. It all starts at the end and finishes at the beginning. The performance happens in a close setting with an intense atmosphere, the audience becomes part of a new order of time in which the next step is unknown.
05-10-2018 Corrosia Theater, Almere
13-07 till 22-07-2018 Over Het IJ Festival, Amsterdam
Music: Jochem Braat
Length: 10 minutes
The Simple Past - 2017
The Simple Past is a performance based on the idea of nostalgia. We research what we feel is missing in our current society and what has changed for the better. During the piece, we take a plunge into the past; our own as well as the past of the world. Translated to what’s on stage, this results in an easily accessible, light performance that leaves a warm feeling in your chest.
11-01-2018 Grenswerk (full piece)
24-08-2017 Stijlparade Festival in Bergeijk (excerpt)
03-05-2017 Dok6 Theatre in Panningen (excerpt)
30-03-2017 Première at the Maaspoort in Venlo
Music: Jochem Braat & Stan Verberkt
Video: Francesca Bardaro
Length: 60 minutes
MoreLess - 2015
'MoreLess' is a short dance piece created for the Moving Futures Festival Amsterdam in 2015. We chose the topic of time as a starting point for all the acts we created for the festival. In 'MoreLess' we look at how repetition and suspense can create a theatrical impact. A smile held slightly too long, a movement done just a few times too often give the piece its absurd and mechanic touch.
29-04-2018 Dokzaal during premiere of The Three Graces
14-12-2017 Sungevity Amsterdam (commercial purposes)
12-11-2017 Dansmakers Amsterdam (commercial purposes)
24-08-2017 Stijlparade Festival in Bergeijk (long version)
24-06-2017 Dansmakers Amsterdam as part of You Better Move ♯1
07-04-2017 Dansmakers Amsterdam (commercial purposes)
13-12-2016 Theatre De Mus in Amsterdam
27-11-2015 Dansmakers Amsterdam (commercial purposes)
15-11-2015 Dansmakers Amsterdam
12-11-2015 Première at the Salon of the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
Music: Adam Beyer & UNKLE
Length: 12 minutes
Pop-Up Performances - 2015
With the Pop-up performances we wanted to bring dance literally into people's life and perform in places where dance is not usually seen. We developed the concept for the Central Station performance and collaborated with other dancers to be a bigger group. In 2017 we got asked to teach the concept to students from the Amsterdam School of the Arts to do the same act again.
26-08-2018 Uitmarkt Fringe Festival, Amsterdam
12 till 15-11-2015 Amsterdam Central Station and on the Ferry
2 till 4-02-2016 Amsterdam Central Station (performed by students)