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Role Model

Role Model

DOX & Nicole Beutler Projects

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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.

An urban dance explosion of variety. ★★★★ Trouw

Role Model is liberating and moving. Musicalnieuws

An agreeable image of empowerment. ★★★ Theaterkrant

You are captivated straight away by the cool urban dance moves they show, and stay that way to the end. ★★★★ Scènes

Hugely entertaining performance. ★★★★ 8Weekly


“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 Helbachscenography and light design Sascha van Riel répétiteur Anne Suurendonk technicians Peter Goudswaard, Jeroen Smith, Arne Haijtink production DOX en Nicole Beutler Projectswith 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


ROLE MODEL brings together the urban dance world of DOX with the abstract and richly layered theatre of Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg. The work of choreographer Nicole Beutler lies at the intersection of fine art, theatre and dance, and always poses profound questions about the world around us. She investigates human issues with a drive to explore fresh influences. DOX is a Utrecht-based production house for urban arts which creates performances and events with a new generation of makers and young performers in the Netherlands and beyond. Beutler regularly works with Magne van den Berg.

Their collaborations include LIEFDESVERKLARING (voor altijd), LIEFDESVERKLARING (2014), Piece (2011) and 1: SONGS (2010). Van den Berg is renowned as a writer for theatre and a director of her own work. It is a partnership guaranteed to produce thought-provoking, high-energy performances laced with humour.

60 minuten