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Davy Pieters

The performances directed by Davy Pieters (1988) are explorations of the human of the future and the way it is influenced by technical innovation and visual culture. The performances are characterized by her dominantly visual, physical and cinematic style.

Davy graduated in 2011 from the directing course at the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts. She was awarded the De Henriette Hustinxprijs for Excellent Talent for this graduation piece. “She develops her projects on the intersection of theatre and performance with the courage to experiment”, the jury said about her work.

Davy produced several productions with Frascati Productions between 2012 until 2016. Her first work was the hilarious, horrific fairy tale An Elephant (2012). Davy went on to create the highly-praised monologue The Truth About Kate (2014), which was selected for the National Dutch Theatre Festival and Circuit X in Flanders and brought her a nomination for the BNG Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs award. This was followed by the ‘murder reconstruction’ How did I die (2014) (Young Directors Audience Award in Braunschweig). and Made in Here (2016). After her critically acclaimed, apocalyptic site-specific show Re-enactment of the Now with Theater Utrecht in 2016, Davy Pieters joined Theater Rotterdam to create the shows The Unpleasant Surprise (2017) and How to Build a Universe (2018). Last summer, two of her shows, How did I die and The Unpleasant Surprise, were selected for the Venice Biennale 2018. What we leave behind (2019 Theater Utrecht) is her most recent performance.

With Nastaran Razawi Khorasani she founded the performance collective KOBE, which develops spectacular, theatrical performances for widely differing scenes.


WORKSHOP DATES
June 23
11:00 - 14:00

LECTURE
June 19
20:00 - 22:00

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