The Big Unknown With A Bit Of Nature And Everything Else On My List Of Things To Do

i.s.m. het afstudeerjaar van de Mime Opleiding AHK (2015)

Working with graduating students at the AHK’s Mime department, Nicole Beutler has made a musical piece about the illusion of perfect order in our society, where madness lurks just beneath the surface.

A city square. Men and women wearing business suits in grey, black and white. Each of them displays just a touch of individuality: different shirts, different hair, different shades of grey for their identical trousers. From a distance, however, the differences are barely discernible. Everything seems in perfect order. But inside there are other forces at work.

Four performers break out of the frame and operate as a single organism as they test out their ideas on freedom, the invisibile and the unpredictable.

Nicole’s work is notable for its integration of divergent disciplines. Text and movement merge in her evocative choreographies, which always take a position in relation to the world. The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do forms part of Nicole’s research into the significance of the square in human life and thought. This research will culminate in the premiere of 6: THE SQUARE at Spring Festival 2016.

  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
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  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
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  • © Anja Beutler
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Cast & Credits

Concept & direction: Nicole Beutler
Made with & performed by: Mees Borgman, Luca Hillen, Felix Schellekens and Isadora Tomasi
Rehearsal assistance: Sally O'Neill (intern ArtEZ Dance Academy Arnhem)
Artistic assistance: Justa ter Haar
Music advice & composition: Gary Shepherd
Text advice & dramaturgy: Magne van den Berg
Dramaturgical advice: Felix Ritter
Technique: Huib Folmer
Design: Nico de Rooij en Tim Vermeulen, SIDF
Costums: Ellen den Bouwmeester, Gabi Kovacsova, Fer Smidt
Production: Mirjam Zwanenburg (graduate AHK Production department)
Thanks to: Frits van Driel, Stella van Leeuwen, Loes van der Pligt, Vevi van der Vliet, Annebeth Vlietstra

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