Role Model

Role Model

DOX & nbprojects

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A Role Model is sometimes closer than you think

The upbeat dance concert ROLE MODEL is a collaboration between Nicole Beutler Projects and the Utrecht based house for young talent DOX. Directors Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg created this performance for and with six unique performers: Anne-Fay Kops, Debbie Ruijter, Deschny Ira Rogers, Djinti Sullivan, Tamara Robledo Oud and Lucinda Mae Wessels.

In ROLE MODEL a group of six women stand strong together. Masculine, feminine, intrepid, insecure, rought, soft. They are all of these things and everything in between. Martial arts, voguing, hiphop, house, rap and song make ROLE MODEL into a performance that celebrates individuality and diversity. Six personalities embrace their strength to an atmospheric soundtrack by DJ Streamer. An inspiring piece for everybody from 12 tot 99 years old.

This performance contains a few text fragments in Dutch but is overall accessible for a non-Dutch speaking audience.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

direction Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg choreography in collaboration with the dancers Anne Fay Kops, Debbie Ruijter, Deschny Rogers, Djinti Sullivan, Lucinda Wessels, Tamara Robledo Oud music Gary Shepherd (DJ Streamer) costumes Jessica Helbach scenography and light design Sascha van Riel répétiteur Anne Suurendonk technicians Peter Goudswaard, Jeroen Smith, Arne Haijtink production DOX en Nicole Beutler Projects with thanks to Hildegard Draaijer, Victor Mentink, Djahan Mazhari, Amber Vineyard scene photography Anja Beutler made possible by Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Gemeente Utrecht


Nicole Beutler Projects realises the artistic and curatorial projects of choregrapher and curator Nicole Beutler often in collaboration with numerous other artists and institutions. All Nicole Beutler Projects initiatives are deeply grounded in the desire to create conditions for exchange and reflection within an artistic practice that naturally goes beyond the borders of constructed disciplines. Whatever the discipline, the main motivation lies on the desire to articulate the instability of a rational logic. It is strongly motivated by the desire to work against ideologies and by the desire to create space and the conditions for encounters. That motivation leads to performance projects, installations, books, to various forms of collaboration, as well as to the curating of conferences, lectures and festivals.

Nicole Beutler (Munich, 1969) lives and works in Amsterdam as choreographer and theatremaker. After studies of Fine Arts at Münster and München Arts Academies and of German Literature at the University of Münster, she came to study Dance and Choreography at the SNDO at the Theaterschool, AHK in Amsterdam where she graduated in 1997. Her work is situated on the threshold of dance, performance and visual arts, she works from the conviction that all fixed categorizations should be destabilized. She refers in her contemporary work often also to the history of dance and theatre. She engages in works with amateurs and professionals, old and young. Her performances are composed with a high sense for musicality, and suffused with subtle humor.

Her latest works include: 5: ECHO - in collaboration with ICKamsterdam, LIEFDESVERKLARING - in collaboration with Magne van den Berg and fABULEUS, 4: STILL LIFE, SHIROKURO- a collaboration with concert pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama and lighting designer Jean Kalman, ANTIGONE - a collaboration with puppettheatermaker Ulrike Quade, 3: THE GARDEN, 2: DIALOGUE WITH LUCINDA, 1: SONGS and in December 2010 her first short dance film had its premiere during the Cinedans Festival: DIAMOND DANCERS - a collaborative project with the filmmakers Helena Muskens & Quirine Racké. She was awarded the Dioraphte-price for SHIROKURO and the prestigious VSCD Mimeprize for her work 1: SONGS (2009). Several of her works have been selected to be presented at the yearly Nederlandse Dansdagen, a platform for the best works of the season: Several species of small furry animals… (2005), LES SYLPHIDES (2009), 2: DIALOGUE WITH LUCINDA (2010, PIECE (2011) and SHIROKURO (2014).

Nicole set up her own organization NBprojects in 2009. Her company is a regular player at Frascati, tours in the Netherlands and abroad. She continuously engages and initiates projects that enable reflection and encounter. With that ambition she co-curates various events: the yearly event WE LIVE HERE: An Academy, BACK TO NATURE, in 2014 COME TOGETHER: Beauty, Bauhaus & The Beast, in 2011 GARDENING #1 in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute Amsterdam. She co-curated the lecture series THE OLD BRAND NEW in collaboration with a team of curators from the visual arts field. This took place in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam from January till September 2009. As Dance and Performance curator at Frascati (2008 till 2010), she signed a.o. for the programming of the SOMETHING RAW FESTIVAL for innovative dance and performance-makers (2009 and 2010). Nicole has been a permanent cast member of THE SHOW MUST GO ON by Jérôme Bel since 1999. She is a regular guest teacher at the School for New Dance Development, the department for Modern Theaterdance and the Mimeschool, all of which are departments of the Theatre School of the AHK. Nicole is also the mother of one child.


Role Model
60 minuten