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Picture: Anja Beutler

Picture: Anja Beutler

Picture: Anja Beutler

Picture: Anja Beutler

Picture: Anja Beutler

Picture: Anja Beutler
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Nicole Beutler / NBprojects

6: THE SQUARE

In 6: THE SQUARE - the second part of her Bauhaus trilogy focussing on the elementary geometric shapes of circle, square and triangle - Beutler invites us to see the world through a square filter. Eight dancers aim to master complex spatial dance patterns based on the American square dance and Asian precision walking, while an actress embodies different voices from individual confessions to populist speeches such as they dominate our times. In four scenes, 6: THE SQUARE demonstrates the ceaseless endeavour of humanity to bring order to what cannot be grasped.
 
Mesmerizing movement patterns, compelling beats composed by Gary Shepherd and luminous squares in a lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen are all co-players in a performance in which 'the square' shows itself with all its facets: from calm simplicity to the menace of fascism.
 
Choreographer Nicole Beutler makes visual theatre; her works are philosophical, poetic, urgent and always permeated with a subtle humour.
Choreography and Direction Nicole Beutler
Music composition Gary Shepherd
Costumes Jessica Helbach
Lighting Design Minna Tiikkainen
Assistant Lighting Design Marijn Alexander de Jong
Scenography Tim Vermeulen, Nico van Rooij
Co-creation an Performance Deborah Abrahams, Madelyn Bullard, Christian Guerematchi, Hillary Blake Firestone, Pedro Ines, Benjamin Kahn, Cherish Menzo, Patrick Schmatzer, Marjolein Vogels
Choreographic Assistance and Training João Dinis Pinho
Text based on speeches by Marine Le Pen, Victor Orban, AfD, Donald Trump and more
Dramaturgy Felix Ritter, Justa ter Haar
Dramaturgic Advice Magne van den Berg, Sanne van Rijn, Fabienne Vegt
Repetitor Eva Villanueva
Sound Technician Valentijn Berkhout
Light Technician Tim Vermeulen & Nico van Rooij
Many thanks to Eleana Alexandrou, Erik Pluylaar, Jeroen Kimman, Michael Blass, Sophie Luca
Poster and Flyer Suze May Sho
Graphic Design booklet, poster, flyer Connie Nijman
PR-photography Kamerich & Budwilowitz-Eyes2
Scene photography Anja Beutler
Registration and trailer Videomachas (Susanna Brenner, Helle Lysøj)
Coproduction NBprojects, SPRING Performing Arts Festival
With the support of Ammodo Fonds, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Amsterdam, VSBFonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Duration 75 minutes