Director: Nicole Beutler en Magne van den Berg
Choreography: Nicole Beutler
Writer: Magne van den Berg
Music: Gary Shepherd
With: Debbie Ruijter, Deschny Rogers, Djinti Sullivan, Lucinda Wessels, Sophia Mason, Tamara Robledo Oud
In ROLE MODEL a group of six women stand strong together: masculine, feminine, intrepid, insecure,rough, gentle. In revealing their vulnerability they emanate strength and show the value of taking pride in yourself.
Six radically different performers with backgrounds in urban dance styles from hip hop and housedance to waacking and vogueing meet in the abstract artistic world of Nicole Beutler and co-creator
Magne van den Berg: virtuoso dance in a sea of subtle meaning.
ROLE MODEL is a performance that celebrates individuality and diversity. In song, dance, spoken word, and a few well-aimed karate kicks, the women present a potent image of empowerment. Driven by the atmospheric and compelling soundtrack by Beutler’s regular composer Gary Shepherd/ DJ Streamer, this energetic dance concert provides food for thought for young and old.
ROLE MODEL brings together the urban dance world of DOX with the abstract and richly layered theatre of Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg. The work of choreographer Nicole Beutler lies at
the intersection of fine art, theatre and dance, and always poses profound questions about the world around us. She investigates human issues with a drive to explore fresh influences. DOX is a Utrechtbased production house for urban arts which creates performances and events with a new generation of makers and young performers in the Netherlands and beyond. Beutler regularly works with Magne van den Berg.
Their collaborations include LIEFDESVERKLARING (voor altijd),
LIEFDESVERKLARING (2014), Piece (2011) and 1: SONGS (2010). Van den Berg is renowned as a writer for theatre and a director of her own work. It is a partnership guaranteed to produce thoughtprovoking,
high-energy performances laced with humour.
“Een urban dansexplosie van verscheidenheid.”
“Een aangenaam beeld van empowerment.”
“Role Model bevrijdt en ontroert.”
“Je raakt meteen geïntrigeerd door de toffe urban dansmoves die ze laten zien, en blijft dat tot het einde.”
“Verschrikkelijk leuke voorstelling.”