WE LIVE HERE 2017 takes place at BAU studio’s, Entrepotdok 4, from 10 to 14 July.

Nicole Beutler, Marijke Hoogenboom and Andrea Božić initiated this academy to create a platform that strives to connect the responsibility of the individual with the creative power of the community. Its aims are shared inspiration, enthusiasm and new insights.

Nicole Beutler

Nicole Beutler (Munich, 1969) is a choreographer and theatre maker that lives and works in Amsterdam. After studies of Fine Arts at Münster and München Arts Academies and of German Literature at the University of Münster, she came to study Dance and Choreography at the SNDO at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam where she graduated in 1997. Since she creates works that are situated on the threshold of dance, performance and visual arts. Happily oscillating between the disciplines her precise and clear visual language balances content and form cautiously, enabling new perspectives on the complexity of the human condition. There dwells a socio-political drive underneath all of her projects. Collaboration with artists from other fields have lead to numerous touring projects and to several curated events like the lecture series THE OLD BRAND NEW and Come Together festival. She is one of the cofounders of BAU platform for dance and performance. Nicole’s latest pieces include many collaborations: 6: THE SQUARE, LIEFDESVERKLARING with playwright Magne van den Berg and fABULEUS, 5: ECHO with ICKamsterdam, 4: STILL LIFE with Theater Malpertuis, SHIROKURO – with concert pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama and lighting designer Jean Kalman, ANTIGONE – with puppet-theatermaker Ulrike Quade, 3: THE GARDEN, 2: DIALOGUE WITH LUCINDA, the solo 1: SONGS and the dance film DIAMOND DANCERS – with filmmakers Helena Muskens & Quirine Racké.

Andrea Božić

Andrea Božić is a choreographer form Croatia, living and working in Amsterdam. Her educational background inclues dance, literature, English, film, theatre and media art. In Croatia, she studied modern dance and earned a degree in Comparative Literature and English Language at the University of Zagreb. In the Netherlands, she graduated from the School For New Dance Development and the Amsterdam Masters of Choreography, both at the Theaterschool Amsterdam. Her work is interdisciplinary and takes form of performance, installation, short film and collaborations with the weather. It combines conceptual with sensorial, proposes paradoxical situations and asks questions about issues such as the effects of attention and imagination, perception of presence, the politics of viewing, presentation of reality and distribution of authorship. Her work has been produced by the Frascati since 2003 and has been presented at numerous festivals and venues internationally. From 2009-2012, Andrea was artist-in-residence at the International Choreographic Arts Centre Amsterdam (ICK), founded by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. She has collaborated with visual artist Julia Willms and music composer Robert Pravda since 2005 with whom she founded interdisciplinary platform Tilt in 2009, to promote interdisciplinary artistic practice and thinking.
Since 2012, Andrea is mentor at the Amsterdam Master of Choreography and artistic monitor at DasArts, where she has also acted as an advisor for students during the past few years.

Marijke Hoogenboom

Marijke Hoogenboom became Professor at the Amsterdam Theaterschool in 2012, where she is leading the Performing Arts in Transition research group / DAS Research. Since 2003 she is also in charge of the supra-faculty Artists in Residence programme AIR of the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Marijke has studied theater science and German philology in Berlin and Amsterdam and was one of the founders and part of the artistic management of DasArts/Master of Theatre. Currently she is part of the Management Team of de Theaterschool and one of the directors of the new DAS Graduate School. She is an advisor for the Dutch Fund for Performing Arts, part of the council of the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, and the council of the Postgraduales Forum of the University of Berlin. Also she is on the editorial board of the Routledge Journal Performance Research and the Palgrave book series New Dramaturgies. From 2008-2010 she was the programme director for the research project Inside Movement Knowledge and has recently co-initiated Het Transitiebureau and De Agenda, two critical platforms in the Netherlands with and for a diverse group of professionals from the field.

WE LIVE HERE 2017 is produced by NBprojects, DAS Research and TILT. And co-produced by BAU dance & performance platform. For this years editions we work together with Mala Kline. We are supported by the Performing Arts Fund (FPK) and the Amsterdam Arts Fund (AFK).