5: ECHO

A coproduction of ICKamsterdam & NBprojects - 26 Nov: the solo at COME TOGETHER #2

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 en choreography
Nicole Beutler
Based on
"Vermiljoen" van Bianca van Dillen (Dansproductie, 1978)
Inspired by
The work of Ellen Edinoff & Koert Stuyf

Made in collaboration with:
Dancers
Dereck Cayla, Hillary Blake Firestone, Maurizio Giunti, Christian Guerematchi, Kelly Hirina, Marjolein Vogels
Second cast
Inge van Huijkelom, Danilo Tesi
Music composition
Gary Shepherd, Aleksandar Grujić
Lighting design
Minna Tiikkainen
Stage design
Theun Mosk
Costume design
Jessica Helbach
Video design
FishingShootingHunting: Susanna Brenner, Helle Lyshøj
Artistic assistance
Justa ter Haar
Choreographic assistence
Hillary Blake FIrestone
Repetitor
Eva Villanueva
Dramaturgical advice
Bojana Mladenović, Felix Ritter
Text in the performance
newspaper clippings (translation Steve Green)
Kalarippayat training
Djahan Manuela Mazhari
Technique
Paul Beumer, Paul Schimmel
Production
Charlotte Adriaan, Josta Obbink
Publicity
Sunniva Matla, Daisy Benz
Research context program
Bertha Bermúdez Pascual, Justa ter Haar
Managing directors
Marten Oosthoek, Benien van Berkel
Interns
Naomi Wallenburg, Katerina Kotsou

Thanks to
Bianca van Dillen, Truus Bronkhorst, Frank van der Hoek, Tilt
Residency
PACT Zollverein Essen(D)
Supported by
SNS REAAL Fonds

A production of NBprojects and ICKamsterdam

Premiere
JULIDANS FESTIVAL 8 July 2014

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
5: ECHO
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Dec05
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Parktheater Eindhoven Parktheater Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL)
Dec09
5: ECHO
Toneelschuur Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
Dec18
5: ECHO
Korzo Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
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2015
Jan08
5: ECHO
De NWE Vorst De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
Jan13
5: ECHO
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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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
5: ECHO
SPRING Performing Arts Festival SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Utrecht (NL)
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Frascati Frascati, 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)