5: ECHO

A coproduction met ICKamsterdam

the performance

In 5: ECHO, choreographer Nicole Beutler enters into a dialogue with the history of dance. Past, present and future flow into each other in this magical ritual. Point and circle, echo and resonance, geometric forms in motion and a kaleidoscopic interplay of lines like a pumping heart in the centre stage.

5: ECHO has two parts. Part one is inspired by the radical performative work by Koert Stuyf and Ellen Edinoff, who blew up the conventions of the art of dance in the Netherlands in the nineteen seventies. For part two Beutler reworked the choreography Vermiljoen (1978, Bianca van Dillen, Dansproduktie) creating a piece for six dancers as collective body in a ritualistic journey, oscillating between past, present and a potential future.

5: ECHO is a solo performance, a film and a choreography for six dancers supported and propelled by the pumping electronic sound score by Gary Shepherd in a monumental, yet minimalist, space designed by Theun Mosk, lighting design by long term collaborator Minna Tiikkainen.

Everything resonates: slowed-down time, dancing circles and glistening lizards on the balustrades...

Before and after the performance you can dive into the archive that served as a source of inspiration for 5: ECHO. Let yourself be informed, watch the short documentary, listen to memories, browse old reviews and admire photographs from bygone days.

credits

Concept and choreography: Nicole Beutler
Based on Vermiljoen by Bianca van Dillen (Stichting Dansproduktie, 1977) Inspired by the work of Ellen Edinoff and Koert Stuyf
Music composition: Gary Shepherd

Made in collaboration with
Dancers 2014: Hillary Blake Firestone, Dereck Cayla, Maurizio Giunti, Christian Guerematchi, Kelly Hirina, Marjolein Vogels
In the 2019 version performed by: Hillary Blake Firestone, Dereck Cayla, Joao Dinis Pinho, Alice Gioria, Maurizio Giunti, Christian Guerematchi, Marjolein Vogels
Costume design: Jessica Helbach
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Video design: VideoMachas: Susanna Brenner & Helle Lyshøj
Scenography: Theun Mosk
Artistic assistance: Justa ter Haar
Dramaturgical advice: Bojana Mladenovic, Felix Ritter
Artistic exchange: Bianca van Dillen
Repetitor: Hillary Blake Firestone
Piano & music advice: Aleksandar Grujic
Text used in the performance: newspaper clippings (translation Steve Green)
Technical director: Prem Scholte Albers
Sound technique: Paul Beumer, Niels Runderkamp
Light & video technique: Hugo van de Veldt
With many thanks to the original production team: Josta Obbink, Charlotte Adriaan, Eva Villanueva, Paul Schimmel, Daisy Benz, Sunniva Matla, Truus Bronkhorst, Frank van der Hoek, Tilt, Katarina Kotsou, Benien van Berkel, Rodrigo Albea, Marten Oosthoek
Research context programme: Bertha Bermúdez Pascual, Justa ter Haar
Graphic design context booklet: Connie Nijman
Booklet translation: Steve Green, Ashley Cowles
Residency: PACT Zollverein Essen (DE)
Supported by: SNS REAAL Fonds

A production by: Nicole Beutler Projects and ICKamsterdam

premiere 08 July 2014
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2014
Jul08
5: ECHO
Julidans Julidans, Amsterdam (NL) Rabozaal
Premiere (NL)
Nov27
5: ECHO
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Nov28
5: ECHO
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Nov28
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Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
Nov29
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Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Dec05
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Parktheater Eindhoven Parktheater Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL)
Dec09
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Toneelschuur Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
Dec18
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Korzo Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
NBcollection
2015
Jan08
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De NWE Vorst De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
Jan13
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Goudse Schouwburg Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda (NL)
Jan14
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Rotterdamse Schouwburg Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Jan15
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De Lawei De Lawei, Drachten (NL)
Jan20
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Theater De Veste Theater De Veste, Delft (NL)
Jan22
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Chasse Theater Chasse Theater, Breda (NL)
Jan29
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Theater Malpertuis Theater Malpertuis, Tielt (BE)
Apr17
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Schouwburg Arnhem Schouwburg Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)
May28
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SPRING Performing Arts Festival SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Utrecht (NL)
Nov26
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Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
2019
Nov17
5: ECHO
NBcollection (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam) NBcollection (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam), Amsterdam (NL)

reviews

Nicole Beutler has drawn her inspiration from a rich source in Dutch dance history. And it will be familiar even to those who have not seen Bianca van Dillen’s work because her work clearly exerted a powerful influence on subsequent generations. Beutler’s choice is therefore an interesting one. (Marcelle Schots, Theaterkrant, 8/7/2014)

5: ECHO is a celebration of the history of dance, and enters into a dialogue with it. Beutler's choreography is not a reworking nor a reinterpretation of these moments, but uses them as soil for its kaleidoscopic lines of dancers and shapes. (Judith Vrancken, We Are Public, 24/7/2014)

5: ECHO offers a relaxed stance on an illustrious and obligatory past. By not giving into the pressure, but opening it up through clear questions about form and structure, Beutler can add her own ideas and meanings. (Fransien van der Putt, Cultureel Persbureau, 13/12/2014)

Using photos, reviews, notebooks and the scant video footage as her reference material, she has made a contemporary work that echoes the past.
(Annette Embrechts, Volkskrant, 11/7/2014)

There’s also plenty of room for Beutler’s fascination for geometry, with patterns of duos and trios moving in unison, in figures derived from the same circle.
(Sander Hiskemuller, Trouw, 11/7/2014)