The sea is where you think it is - 2019

Every moment in our lives offers an endless amount of choices and opportunities to make and take. The sea is where you think it is takes you into a performance that discovers the here and now in a shared experience between audience and dancers. CHRONOS expands on the conventional rules of theatre and submerges us in a playground the stage can become. 

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, Stichting Janivo and the Gravin van Bylandt Stichting.

Past Performances:
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.

Past Performances:
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
3 performers


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.

Past Performances:
05-10-2018     Corrosia Theater, Almere
13-07 till 22-07-2018     Over Het IJ Festival, Amsterdam

Music: Jochem Braat

Length: 10 minutes
2 performers

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.

Past Performances:
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
5 performers

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.

Past Performances:
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
3 performers

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.

Past Performances:
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)