A ritual of slowing down at an unexpected site in the city. This 'ringdance', inspired by Oskar Schlemmer's Reifentanz, creates space for the imagination. This poetic intervention is a meticulous micro-spectacle, toying with time and space. For this poetic intervention, Nicole Beutler adapted a scene from the piece 4: STILL LIFE into a group manifestation for nine or twelve dancers.
The piece has been performed at Bilderdijkpark in Amsterdam at the invitation of WHY NOT FESTIVAL OFF VENUE during Julidans Festival 2018. During UITMARKT 2018 at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, on the Marineterrein and on the roof of NEMO in Amsterdam. In Rotterdam as part of the opening of the 100 years of Bauhaus exhibition at Boijmans Van Beuningen and at the Rotterdam Museum Night 2019. A group of fifteen students of the department Modern Theatre dance danced the piece during Nicole Beutler Collection in the Nes and on Leidsplein in the center of Amsterdam. In June 2020 we shot a film version on the island Terschelling for Oerol festival: STILL LIFE ON THE ISLAND. In 2021 we performed STILL LIFE IN THE CITY on festival Obnazeni in Chomutov on three locations, next to a grey shopping mall, and in a park in the city, danced by eight dancers from the Czech Republic with three dancers of the original cast from the Netherlands.
STILL LIFE IN THE PARK
The first performance STILL LIFE IN THE PARK took place at the Bilderdijkpark in Amsterdam West during [WHY NOT] (www.offvenue.nl) off Venue in collaboration with Julidans Festival on 14 July 2018 with three performances in the park, a poetic silence in relation to nature.
Marjolein Birds, Daniel Barkan, Djahan Manuela Perez, Nicole Geertruida, Tomislav Feller, Patrick Schmatzer, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Klara Alexova, Evelyne Rossie, Djinti Sullivan, Inge van Huijkelom, Eva Villanueva, Kristin Hollinsworth
With thanks to: WHY NOT FESTIVAL & JULIDANS & Cafe De Liefde
STILL LIFE IN THE CITY
The second version: STILL LIFE IN THE CITY took place at the UITMARKT 2019, the opening of the cultural season in Amsterdam, at various locations around the Muziektheater and the Scheepvaartmuseum. Here the work is in relation to the architecture and the urban environment.
Marjolein Vogels, Tomislav Feller, Patrick Schmatzer, Evelyne Rossie, Eva Villanueva, Justa Ter Haar, Kristin Hollinsworth, Christian Guerematchi, Lucia Fernandez, Ines Almeida, Erik Wijdeveen
STILL LIFE IN THE MUSEUM
The geometric forms of Bauhaus are the starting point for the silent performance STILL LIFE IN THE MUSEUM. During the opening of the exhibition 'nederland ⇄ bauhaus - pioneers of a new world', 2019, the ritual for slowing takes place.
Marjolein Vogels, Hillary Blake Firestone, Benjamin Kahn, Cherish Menzo, Daniel Barkan, Patrick Schmatzer, Klara Alexova, Eva Villanueva, Inez Almeida
STILL LIFE IN THE CITY during NBCOLLECTION
During the Nicole Beutler Collection, nov 2019, 15 Modern Theatre Dance students from the Academy of Theatre and Dance, performed STILL LIFE IN THE CITY on the streets of Amsterdam and in the International Theatre Amsterdam.
Catharina Araújo de Paiva Rodrigues, Fons Dhossche, Oriane Gidron, Laura de Moura Costa, Alberto Quirico, Lucie Rutten, Jieon Ko, Noa Yehoshua, Kanoko Takeuchi, Danielle Lee-Hogervorst, Imani Goudin Country, Mary Rogers, Emma Berrow, Aika Goto, Sophie Borney
STILL LIFE ON THE ISLAND, a dance film for Oerol 2020
Especially for Oerol's 2020 digital festival The Imaginary Island, we present the poetic dance film STILL LIFE ON THE ISLAND. In dialogue with the wind and the tides on the beach of West-Terschelling, STILL LIFE ON THE ISLAND creates space for beauty, solace and and a new healing balance during the corona crisis. A film by Claire Bontje.
Marjolein Vogels, Tomislav Feller, Klara Alexova, Daniel Barkan, Inez Almeida, Eva Villanueva, Christian Guerematchi, Rob Polmann, Hillary Blake Firestone, Patrick Schmatzer, Djinti Sullivan, Lucia Fernandez, Djahan Manuela Perez
STILL LIFE IN THE PARK on Landgoed Overcingel, Assen
On the 4th of September 2020, 9 dancers perform STILL LIFE IN THE PARK in the context of 'Cultureel vermaak op de buitenplaats'.
Marjolein Vogels, Patrick Schmatzer, Daniel Barkan, Hillary Blake Firestone, Catarina de Paiva, Alberto de Quirico, Aika Goto, Jieon Ko, Noa Yehoshua
STILL LIFE IN THE CITY on festival Obnazeni in Chomutov
August 2021 on three locations, next to a grey shopping mall, in a suburb and in a park in the city.
Klara Alexova, Miroslav Kochanek, Andreia Rodrigues, Tereza Lenerova, Nikola Krizkova, Daniela Vorackova, Petra Hauerova, JunWam Kim, Jan Brezina, Marjolein Vogels, Benjamin Kahn
location producer: Tereza Dvorakova