The concepts performer and maker are very close together for me. I would call myself a “makende speler” (performer with a big vision on making) (a concept within the mime with which I can connect well). I almost always perform and create from playing, building from what is now. In practice I rarely sit down at the side and think for a long time, I try things out immediately. As a player I desire to find my own logic on the stage.
“I’m a visual thinker, I want to see it happen.
Even better, I’m a physical thinker, I want to do and experience it.”
I’m trained quite diverse. Before I started the Mime education in 2017, the focus was mainly on “traditional acting”, text and music theatre. At an early age I got in touch with various theatre classes, performing in operas and productions.
During the Mime education I became more interested in the physical aspect of acting, I started to delve into my body with its possibilities and limits. I have been given the opportunity to research and develop my vision regarding theatre(making). I participated many different movement classes such as posture, Corporeal Mime (mime technique), acrobatics, Kung Fu, Chi Kung, yoga, partnering, Laban and other forms of dance. As a constant guideline, I participated various acting, text, mime and theory classes during the first three years.
Added to that, various projects with makers from outside of the school, makers of the Directing-education and my own projects.