ROLE MODEL

a dance concert (12+)

The upbeat dance concert ROLE MODEL is a collaboration between Nicole Beutler Projects and the Utrecht based house for young talents DOX. Directors Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg created this performance for and with six unique performers: Anne-Fay Kops, Debbie Ruijter, Deschny Ira Rogers, Djinti Sullivan, Tamara Robledo Oud and Lucinda Mae Wessels.

In ROLE MODEL a group of six women stand strong together. Masculine, feminine, intrepid, insecure, rought, soft. They are all these things and everything in between. Martial arts, voguing, hiphop, house, rap and song make ROLE MODEL into a performance that celebrates individuality and diversity. Six personalities embrace their strength to an atmospheric soundtrack by DJ Streamer. An inspirational piece for everybody from 12 tot 99 years old.

A performance suitable for 12 years and (much) older

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

BACKGROUND STORIES

"Everyone is a role model in their own deepest thoughts, that is the message in ROLE MODEL. It's all about personal growth, not about worshiping. Growth, and the guts to speak out." Newspaper NRC interviewed Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg during the creation of ROLE MODEL. Read more (in Dutch).

Nicole Beutler: "Now that the patriarchy, with Trump on the frontline, is showing itself from its worst side, it's high time for a counter-movement. I'm not fighting against the man, I'm fighting FOR female power, which is about connection and softness. Together with typical masculine characteristics, such as focus and strength, these female traits can be of great added value. Every person has a bit of both. Once you realize this, there's an abundance of possibilities. That's what ROLE MODEL is about." The Volkskrant newspaper interviewed three female choreographers who make performances starring only women. Coincidence or zeitgeist? Read more (in Dutch).

Direction
Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg
Choreography in collaboration with the dancers
Anne Fay Kops, Debbie Ruijter, Deschny Rogers, Djinti Sullivan / Nicole Geertruida, Lucinda Wessels, Tamara Robledo Oud
**Texts in collaboration with the dancers / Text coach:

Magne van den Berg
Music
Gary Shepherd (DJ Streamer)
Costumes
Jessica Helbach
Scenography and light design
Sascha van Riel
Répétiteur
Anne Suurendonk
Technicians:
Peter Goudswaard, Jeroen Smith, Arne Haijtink
Production:
DOX en Nicole Beutler Projects
With thanks to:
Hildegard Draaijer, Victor Mentink, Djahan Mazhari (kalarippayat training), Amber Vineyard (vogueing masterclass)
Photography campaign:
Kamerich & Budlowitz-EYES2
Graphic design campaign:
No Stresz
Scene photography:
Anja Beutler
Photography publicity photo:
Tatchatrin Choeychom
Teasers:
Lost Project
Trailer:
Bas de Brouwer
Made possible by
Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Gemeente Utrecht

premiere 22 February 2018
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2018
Feb21
ROLE MODEL
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)
Try-out
Feb22
ROLE MODEL
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)
Premiere
Mar08
ROLE MODEL
Lieve vrouw Lieve vrouw, Amersfoort (NL)
Mar12
ROLE MODEL
De Krakeling De Krakeling, Amsterdam (NL)
Mar13
ROLE MODEL
De Krakeling De Krakeling, Amsterdam (NL)
Mar14
ROLE MODEL
De Krakeling De Krakeling, Amsterdam (NL)
Mar15
ROLE MODEL
De Krakeling De Krakeling, Amsterdam (NL)
Mar16
ROLE MODEL
De Krakeling De Krakeling, Amsterdam (NL)
Mar20
ROLE MODEL
Corrosia Theater, Expo & Film Corrosia Theater, Expo & Film, Almere (NL)
Mar21
ROLE MODEL
Posthuis Theater Posthuis Theater, Heerenveen (NL)
Apr05
ROLE MODEL
Theater aan het Spui Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL)
Apr06
ROLE MODEL
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Apr07
ROLE MODEL
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Apr11
ROLE MODEL
Rotterdamse Schouwburg Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Apr12
ROLE MODEL
Het Park Het Park, Hoorn (NL)
Apr15
ROLE MODEL
Festival Tweetakt Festival Tweetakt, Utrecht (NL)
Apr16
ROLE MODEL
Theater Kikker Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
Apr17
ROLE MODEL
Theater Kikker Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
Apr19
ROLE MODEL
Toneelschuur Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
Jun15
ROLE MODEL
Vondelpark Openluchttheater Vondelpark Openluchttheater, Amsterdam (NL)
Jun29–Jul03
ROLE MODEL
De Parade De Parade, Rotterdam (NL)
Jul07
ROLE MODEL
Julidans, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Julidans, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
Aug03–07
ROLE MODEL
De Parade De Parade, Utrecht (NL)
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Aug29–Sep02
ROLE MODEL
De Parade De Parade, Amsterdam (NL)
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Sep06
ROLE MODEL
Nederlands Theater Festival Nederlands Theater Festival, Amsterdam (NL) Theater De Krakeling
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reviews

An urban dance explosion of variety. ★★★★ Trouw

An agreeable image of empowerment. ★★★ Theaterkrant

Role Model is liberating and moving. Musicalnieuws

You are captivated straight away by the cool urban dance moves they show, and stay that way to the end. ★★★★ Scènes

Hugely entertaining performance. ★★★★ 8Weekly

Directors Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg work their way, along many side roads, towards a sparkling finale in which the six young women demonstrate that they can be whoever or whatever they may wish to be. Parool