17 Nov '19

5: ECHO

Nicole Beutler Projects / Nicole Beutler
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17 Nov '19

5: ECHO

Nicole Beutler Projects / Nicole Beutler

5: ECHO is part of Nicole Beutler Collection: a four-day overview and anniversary festival around the work of theatre maker and choreographer Nicole Beutler. Internationaal Theater Amsterdam and Theater Frascati present highlights from ten years of Nicole Beutler Projects.

This performance can be combined with 6: THE SQUARE in one evening.

Duration 60min
Dance
Rabozaal

Magical triptych: strong and fragile, naive and accurate, earthy and volatile.

During Nicole Beutler Collection, the three pieces from Beutler's Bauhaus trilogy will be presented next to each other for the first time. With 5: ECHO (in collaboration with ICK), 6: THE SQUARE and 7: TRIPLE MOON, Beutler brings visual experimentation to the main stage. True Beutler classics like the concert performance 1: SONGS and the symmetrical piece 3: THE GARDEN will be performed, as well.

In 5: ECHO, choreographer Nicole Beutler enters into a dialogue with Dutch dance history. The first part is inspired by the radical, experimental work of Ellen Edinoff and her husband, Koert Struyf, who blew up the conventions of dance in the Netherlands in the 1970s. No recordings remain of their legendary performances at the Dutch National Ballet and in Carré. Based on photos, reviews, notebooks and limited video material, Beutler has created a contemporary performance.

For the second part, Beutler has adapted Bianca van Dillen's 'female sextet' Vermilion (created in Felix Meritis in 1978) into a minimalist, hypnotising circular dance. Past, present and future merge into one another in this magical ritual of circle, echo and kaleidoscopic interplay of forms in which everything resonates: delayed time, dancing lines and lizards glistening on the balustrade...

During the festival, a performance from Beutler's early days will be re-premiered: the exact position of things. This short, dark dance performance from 2005 was a decisive turning point the development of Beutler's characteristic signature: the dissecting and rearranging of image, movement, light, music and text into a revealing and poignant Gesamtkunstwerk.

The Bauhaus Trilogy

Circle, square and triangle: abstract shapes that were important to the Bauhaus art school at the beginning of the 20th century. Director and choreographer Nicole Beutler took these abstract forms as the starting point for three performances: 5: ECHO (the circle), 6: THE SQUARE (the square) and 7: TRIPLE MOON (the triangle). These dance pieces invite us to reflect on the norms and values ​​of society and on how we organize our lives. A ritual about time, an encounter with populism and an invitation to new feminism. The geometric shapes provide Nicole Beutler with a framework that emphasizes extremes and encourages the viewer to think.

Film in de ITA Salon

Diamond Dancers

Een grote groep line dancers gaat met een witte touringcar naar Amsterdam om een flashmob te doen op de Dam. Vaak wordt zo’n verrassingsoptreden uitgevoerd door jongeren, maar nu zijn het ouderen die zichzelf met veel plezier aan de omstanders laten zien.

De samenwerking met Helena Muskens & Quirine Racke verliep erg soepel-vanaf het eerste kleine idee tot de uitwerking hebben we alle stappen samen gedaan en bedacht. In het repetitieproces met de 42 oudere lijndansers had ik meer de leiding, bij het filmen zij. Dat werkte goed. Gezamelijk hebben we voor een documentarische aanpak gekozen.We wilden de oudere generatie laten zien, die meestal achter gesloten deuren eigenlijk geen rol meer speelt in de maatschappij. Dit was mijn eerste filmproject, waardoor ik veel inzicht heb gekregen in de processen die noodzakelijk zijn om een kwalitatief hoogwaardige film te maken. Montage is eigenlijk een choreografie van beelden.
Nicole Beutle
Wat ons het meest heeft geraakt tijdens het maken van Diamond Dancers, de dansfilm die wij samen met Nicole Beutler in het kader van Point Taken hebben gemaakt, is de samenwerking met de amateurdansers. Het is erg indrukwekkend om te zien wat dans in een mensenleven kan betekenen.
Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens

Nicole Beutler Collection

For the first time, the big-stage Bauhaus trilogy 5: ECHO (i.c.w. ICK), 6: THE SQUARE and 7: TRIPLE MOON will be performed back to back. Also on the programme are the established Beutler classics 1: SONGS and 3: THE GARDEN. And a newly-premiered remake of the exact position of things (2005) will run throughout the NBcollection week.

The performances in the collection are the calling cards of Nicole and her regular team: composer Gary Shepherd, lighting artist Minna Tiikkainen, costume designer Jessica Helbach and dancers Marjolein Vogels, Hillary Blake Firestone and Christian Guerematchi.

View the special festival page here

Press

'Beutler has translated Van Dillen's abstract-minimalist female piece into a mixed cast and the originally red-framed design is now a fresh colour block of bright colours.' - Loyal

'The period from which Nicole Beutler draws inspiration is a rich source in Dutch dance history.' - Theaterkrant

Credits

concept and choreography Nicole Beutler
based on "Vermilion" by Bianca van Dillen (Dansproduktie, 1978)
inspired by the work of Ellen Edinoff & Koert Stuyf
dancers Dereck Cayla, Hillary Blake Firestone, Maurizio Giunti, Christian Guerematchi, Marjolein Vogels, Alice Gioria and t.b.c.
music Gary Shepherd, Aleksandar Grujić
lighting design Minna Tiikkainen
Costume Jessica Helbach
Decor Theun Mosk
Video Susanna Brenner, Helle Lyshøj (VideoMachas)
Production Nicole Beutler Projects & ICKamsterdam
Scene photos Anja Beutler

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