Wed 18 Apr 2018

Introducing:

Marketing and Publicity Intern Sarah Soethoudt

Who are the faces behind the name Nicole Beutler Projects? We'd like to introduce you to our team. Today: our Marketing and Publicity Intern Sarah Soethoudt.

HI SARAH, WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
I'm Sarah Soethoudt and I'm 23 years old. I studied Modern Theatre Dance at the Amsterdam Academy for Theatre and Dance. After I graduated in 2016, I've mainly kept busy with my own dance collective Chronos. Sometimes I give dance lessons and workshops. Besides that I'm working on improving my acting skills. Acting is something I really enjoy besides dancing. Through internships I'm exploring different aspects of cultural organisations, such as business administration and policy. I might want to pursue that as a career in the future. Before I started with Nicole Beutler Projects, I did and internship at the crowdfunding platform Voordekunst, as a project assistant.

HOW DID YOU END UP WITH NICOLE BEUTLER PROJECTS?
I've been following Nicole's work for a long time. I think she is one of the most authentic theatre makers in Amsterdam. She works in a very 'honest' way. I mean that even after all these years of experience and growth, she has managed to stay close to her artistic core. That's important to me. Right now I'm interning in the marketing and publicity department. The work has nothing to do with my background, but I enjoy learning new skills within the dance world. I have some experience with executive production work for Chronos; PR and Marketing were still on my list as area's I wanted to improve in. To be able to do that in this particular organisation, is pretty perfect.

YOU ARE A PERFORMER AND CHOREOGRAPHER YOURSELF. DO YOU FEEL AN ARTISTIC KINSHIP TO NICOLE BEUTLER?
I am part of a collective, so that is different. At Chronos there's five of us, so it's not like one of us makes all the decisions. Esthetically, I don't see much resemblance to Nicole's work. I do think you can call what we do, as well as what Nicole does, 'poetical'. Though in different ways. Our new piece The Three Graces is premiering on April 29th. We're playing at the Dokzaal in Amsterdam. This summer we're playing the Delft Fringe Festival.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE NICOLE BEUTLER PIECE AND WHY?
I'v seen almost everything. (Takes some time to think...) I think I'll have to go for DIDO DIDO. Also because it's a show that connects to my personal interests. I love Purcell's music and I think that dancer Heather Ware is great. So that's already two things that cannot go wrong. Add the signature Nicole Beutler twist and there you go. I found it a very moving and sincere piece.

More information about Chronos: www.chronos.dance.
Photo: Naomi Wallenburg