Nicole Beutler / NBprojects


Tanz im August

In 6: THE SQUARE - the second part of her Bauhaus trilogy focussing on the elementary geometric shapes of circle, square and triangle - Beutler invites us to see the world through a square filter. Eight dancers aim to master complex spatial dance patterns based on the American square dance and Asian precision walking, while an actress embodies different voices from individual confessions to populist speeches such as they dominate our times. In four scenes, 6: THE SQUARE demonstrates the ceaseless endeavour of humanity to bring order to what cannot be grasped.


Mesmerizing movement patterns, compelling beats composed by Gary Shepherd and luminous squares in a lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen are all co-players in a performance in which 'the square' shows itself with all its facets: from calm simplicity to the menace of fascism.


Choreographer Nicole Beutler makes visual theatre; her works are philosophical, poetic, urgent and always permeated with a subtle humour.

Coproduction NBprojects, SPRING Performing Arts Festival
With the support of Ammodo Fonds, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Amsterdam, VSBFonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Duration 75 minutes


Choreography and Direction: Nicole Beutler / Music composition: Gary Shepherd / Costumes: Jessica Helbach / Lighting Design: Minna Tiikkainen / Assistant Lighting Design: Marijn Alexander de Jong / Scenography: Tim Vermeulen, Nico van Rooij / Co-creation an Performance: Deborah Abrahams, Madelyn Bullard, Christian Guerematchi, Hillary Blake Firestone, Pedro Ines, Benjamin Kahn, Cherish Menzo, Patrick Schmatzer, Marjolein Vogels / Choreographic Assistance and Training: João Dinis Pinho / Text: based on speeches by Marine Le Pen, Victor Orban, AfD, Donald Trump and more / Dramaturgy: Felix Ritter, Justa ter Haar / Dramaturgic Advice: Magne van den Berg, Sanne van Rijn, Fabienne Vegt / Repetitor: Eva Villanueva / Sound Technician: Valentijn Berkhout / Light Technician: Tim Vermeulen & Nico van Rooij / Many thanks to: Eleana Alexandrou, Erik Pluylaar, Jeroen Kimman, Michael Blass, Sophie Luca / Poster and Flyer: Suze May Sho / Graphic Design booklet, poster, flyer: Connie Nijman / PR-photography: Kamerich & Budwilowitz-Eyes2 / Scene photography: Anja Beutler / Registration and trailer: Videomachas (Susanna Brenner, Helle Lysøj)


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    Wed 24.8.2016, 19:00 / HAU2
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    Thu 25.8.2016, 19:00 / HAU2
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