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T H E D U T C H O N T O U R - Theater Instituut Nederland

Language

English

Contact

Artistic direction: Nicole Beutler, Hester van Hasselt,

Ivana Müller, Paz Rojo and David Weber-Krebs

T +31 (0)6 – 12 93 54 32

E info@associationlisa.com

I www.associationlisa.com

Platform for reflection

LISA

and exchange

Lisa is an Amsterdam-based maker’s initiative and production facility belonging to the independent

dance and performance makers Nicole Beutler, Hester van Hasselt, Ivana Müller, Paz Rojo

and David Weber-Krebs. Lisa also serves as a platform for reflection and artistic exchange.

Ever since it was founded, Lisa’s aim has been to initiate discussion. The company does this

on the basis of its conviction that reflecting upon one’s own work and that of others, as well

as upon developments in the world of art as a whole, is both necessary and productive.

It is difficult to translate Lisa’s work into words. It sometimes features dance, sometimes video.

It is sometimes light-hearted, sometimes funny, and sometimes philosophical. Although all the

various lisas have their own specific, well-defined theatre language, their work also displays similarities.

For example, Lisa productions always leave as much room as possible for the audience’s

imagination. And they always pose questions, about perceived reality, for example,

or the effects of theatricality.

International

Lisa focuses as much on the Dutch theatre world as on foreign audiences. During the last

few years, Lisa has performed in almost every country in Europe (England, Belgium, Germany,

Spain, Scandinavia, etc). This is how things stand at the moment and little is expected to change.

On request, David Weber-Krebs will for example tour Brazil with various projects. Ivana Müller

is taking While We Were Holding It Together from Finland to Hungary and from Switzerland to

Singapore. Nearly all Lisa shows are made in co-production with foreign theatres/organizations.

Ivana Müller was recently presented with the Charlotte Köhler prize, and Lisa regularly receives

favourable reviews at home and abroad.

Enter Ghost

Photo: Anja Beutler

The Dutch on tour Dance

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