We are Chronos, a collective consisting of four young dance artists. As classmates at the Amsterdam School of the Arts we have been working together on different projects and realized that we share many artistic and personal views. In our fourth and final year we founded the collective Chronos and got support from Dansmakers Amsterdam to make our first steps as independent artists. We created the side programme for the Moving Futures Festival in 2015 and performed our first short piece 'MoreLess' in the salon of the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. After we all graduated in 2016 we decided to continue collaborating and developing our own vision.
We make dance pieces that are physical, theatrical and poetic. The body is our instrument for expression, but our aim is to transmit a topic, a concept, a feeling or a message. We like to work with subjects that everyone can relate to. It should leave an aftertaste and reach the unconscious understanding of the audience. We stand for making pieces that are critical towards society and that enlarge aspects of our community that we wish were more present.
Charlotte Mathiessen comes from Zürich, Switzerland. She lives and works as an independent dance artist in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
She has worked for various choreographers such as Michael Wälti (Switzerland), Guy Nader & Maria Campos (Spain), Jen Wren -Slanjayvah Danza (UK) and Emio Greco - ICK Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Charlotte has also developed her own solo performance Innocence is Kinky which she performed at De Ruimte in Amsterdam and at the Julidans Festival.
She also enjoys teaching contemporary dance to non-dancers and sharing her knowledge of the body with her students.
Charlotte is interested in communicating political ideas through movement. Most important for her is to find a physical language that creates an experience for the audience that is both visual and visceral.
Coralie Merle comes from Lausanne, Switzerland.
She is currently based in Zürich where she works as a freelancer.
After graduating she decided to come back to Switzerland. She worked as a dancer with the Company Linga, Jaqueline Pasanisi, the Company Da Motus and as a choreographer assistant for Tabea Martin. She also collaborate with Mark Christoph Klee and Jasiek Mischke for gallery and installation work. Next to dancing, she is a yoga teacher and did a 200 hours teacher training in Geneva.
Coralie is interested in collaborating with people of diverse backgrounds, who practice different art forms. In performances, her interest is in sharing the present moment with the audience. She stands for the idea that work is made to create relationships between the performers and the spectators; this relation is essential to her.
Sarah Soethoudt comes from Venlo, The Netherlands.
She is currently based in Amsterdam where she works as a freelancer.
She has worked as a dancer with Chris de Feyter, Marie Goeminne, Simone Forti and Nicole Beutler. Next to dancing, Sarah worked as a project assistant with voordekunst and did a marketing internship with Nicole Beutler Projects.
To Sarah, dance and performance are a means of communication. It is essential that the audience steps beyond the empirical experience of a performance and reaches a level of connection with the topic that is nearly physical.
Vera Goetzee comes from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
She works as a freelancer in Amsterdam.
Over the years she worked with different well-established choreographers such as Giulio D'Anna, LeineRoebana and Liat Waysbort, as well as a wide range of interdisciplinary collaborations with musicians, photographers and film directors. She also has her own video project called 'The Wall Series'.
In dance performance Vera finds it important that there is a fundamental connection with issues in society that strike her. At the moment one of her key interests is feminism and the female body.
Angela Linssen (president)
Daisy Benz (treasurer)
Leonie Baars (secretary)
The foundation's aim is to enrich the dutch and international cultural sector by creating dance pieces and organizing activities in the field of dance.
Our foundation has the ANBI status.
Statuary name: Stichting Chronos
1021 VT Amsterdam
IBAN: NL44 SNSB 0706 1293 93
The stichting is not allowed to pay a fee to board members of the stichting.
The board members get reimbursed for costs they made in their function as a board member.