Tue 26 Jun 2018

Nicole Beutler wins Gieskes-Strijbis Podiumprijs 2018

Choreographer and theatre maker Nicole Beutler and the cultural organisation ROSE stories are the winners of the Gieskes-Strijbis Podiumprijs 2018. The prize, with 60.000 euro per laureate the largest Dutch prize for performing arts, was awarded on Tuesday 26 June in Rotterdam.

The Gieskes-Strijbis Podiumprijs is awarded annually to two makers who challenge and enrich the performing arts in the Netherlands.

Nicole Beutler (Munich, 1969) is theatre maker an choreographer. Her work is situated on the threshold of dance, performance and visual arts.

From the jury report: "The committee is impressed with the versatility of themes, styles and genres in the work of Nicole Beutler. Her fluid artistry translates to a large diversity of stages. She effortlessly switches from location theatre to flat floors and large halls."

The winners are selected on the basis of the advise of a committee led by Anoek Nuyens. This year, the committee payed special attention to makers' efforts and perseverance to change the theatre landscape.

Nuyens on behalf of the advice committee: "These two makers are innovative, fearless, talented and determined to move performing arts in the Netherlands to greater heights. They are both symbols for a bud that can bloom into a larger movement."