THE BIG UNKNOWN...

with a bit of nature and everything else on my list of things to do - made with graduating AHK Mime students

Working with graduating students at the AHK’s Mime department, Nicole Beutler has made a musical piece about the illusion of perfect order in our society, where madness lurks just beneath the surface.

A city square. Men and women wearing business suits in grey, black and white. Each of them displays just a touch of individuality: different shirts, different hair, different shades of grey for their identical trousers. From a distance, however, the differences are barely discernible. Everything seems in perfect order. But inside there are other forces at work.

Four performers break out of the frame and operate as a single organism as they test out their ideas on freedom, the invisibile and the unpredictable.

Nicole’s work is notable for its integration of divergent disciplines. Text and movement merge in her evocative choreographies, which always take a position in relation to the world. The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do forms part of Nicole’s research into the significance of the square in human life and thought. This research will culminate in the premiere of 6: THE SQUARE at Spring Festival 2016.

Concept & direction: Nicole Beutler
Made with & performed by: Mees Borgman, Luca Hillen, Felix Schellekens and Isadora Tomasi
Rehearsal assistance: Sally O'Neill (intern ArtEZ Dance Academy Arnhem)
Artistic assistance: Justa ter Haar
Music advice & composition: Gary Shepherd
Text advice & dramaturgy: Magne van den Berg
Dramaturgical advice: Felix Ritter
Technique: Huib Folmer
Design: Nico de Rooij en Tim Vermeulen, SIDF
Costums: Ellen den Bouwmeester, Gabi Kovacsova, Fer Smidt
Production: Mirjam Zwanenburg (graduate AHK Production department)
Thanks to: Frits van Driel, Stella van Leeuwen, Loes van der Pligt, Vevi van der Vliet, Annebeth Vlietstra

premiere 16 June 2015
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2015
Jun16
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
Het Veem Theater Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam (NL)
Jun17
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
Het Veem Theater Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam (NL)
Jun18
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
Het Veem Theater Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam (NL)
Jun19
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
ITs Festival ITs Festival , Amsterdam (NL) Compagnietheater
Jun25
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
Korzo Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
Jun29
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
Folkwang Universität der Künste Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen (DE)
Aug07
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
De Parade De Parade, Amsterdam (NL)
Aug08
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
De Parade De Parade, Amsterdam (NL)
Aug09
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
De Parade De Parade, Amsterdam (NL)
Aug10
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
De Parade De Parade, Amsterdam (NL)
Aug11
THE BIG UNKNOWN...
De Parade De Parade, Amsterdam (NL)

reviews

"I am enchanted by four strong dancers in a great choreography, because it shows who we are (our smartphones) and it searches for what amazes us (our ego's). Pounding, wiggling, making an impression. Being lost. This is a creation by Nicole Beutler. I will keep track of her name from now on."(Joyce Roodnat, NRC Handelsblad, 13/8/2015)