Our House is on Fire

tue 08 till sat 12 june

Our House is on Fire

Nicole Beutler Projects

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Greta Thunberg's famous words “our house is on fire!” are a call for action and panic. But do we feel panic? Do we spring into action? The dance performance OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE is about the paradox between understanding and actually taking a next step. Can we hear her?

Choreographer Nicole Beutler zooms in on that one phrase: “our house is on fire”. Eight dancers look for new ways to understand and amplify Greta's urgent message. Through dance, music, text and powerful images, the words are allowed to sink deep into our subconscious minds. The dancers use their whole being to make us feel this one sentence in every vein of our bodies, in the hope that the message will finally get through to us. 

“Nicole Beutler delivers a slap in the face - but also a painfully beautiful work that could hardly have been more urgent. It's not just me who wipes away the tears when the light goes out.”- Allehanda.se

direction, choreography, concept Nicole Beutler dramaturgy Igor Dobričić dance Rob Polmann, Christian Guerematchi, Lucinda Wessels, Hellen Boyko, Marjolein Vogels, Liam McCall, Melyn Chow, Robin Lesley Nimanong understudy's Liah Frank, Margarida Constantino repetitor João Dinis Pinho music Gary Shepherd text op basis van de toespraken van Greta Thunberg light Prem Scholte Albers costume Nicole Beutler, Annette Hägglund sound Martin Kaffarnik production Nicole Beutler Projects, Norrdans (SE) with support from Fonds Podiumkunsten & Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst



Nicole Beutler

Regisseur en choreograaf Nicole Beutler maakt voorstellingen op het snijvlak van dans, (muziek)theater en beeldende kunst. Al twintig jaar een unieke stem in het Nederlandse danslandschap. Beutlers voorstellingen gaan over actuele thema’s die iedereen aangaan, zoals klimaatverandering. Met Our House Is on Fire spreekt ze tegelijkertijd volwassenen en jongeren aan. Met indrukwekkende beelden, meeslepende muziek en een heldere en minimalistische choreografie, weet Beutler tot de kern van de menselijke ervaring door te dringen en haar publiek diep te raken. In 2018 ontving Beutler de Gieskes-Strijbis Podiumprijs, de grootste prijs in Nederland voor kwaliteit en diversiteit in de podiumkunsten.

€19 / €14
Frascati 1 / 70 minuten
  • tue 08 jun
  • wed 09 jun
  • thu 10 jun
  • fri 11 jun
  • sat 12 jun

We are very glad for the opportunity to share the piece with our audience via livestream. It is however a big challenge to keep producing work under the current circumstances. If you are watching with two or more persons or you would like to support Nicole Beutler Projects in these times, you would be helping us the most by purchasing an extra ticket for the livestream!


click here to view the handout.


After the show there is the opportunity to meet each other on Zoom. The link will be available on the livestream page.

PANIC! template

Everyday activism: download here our PANIC! template to iron onto clothes, banners or face masks!