in my work, i investigate what it takes to have an encouter and to establish a relationship. a relationship where vulnerability and empathy can unfold, where the personal is experienced as political, and where norms and power relations around this relationship are acknowledged and investigated.
Artist"What if, if I take your place? Can I feel what you feel?"
Artist"Why do we do what we do according to 'the rules' and in what way do the unwritten rules determine our behavior?"
Theater maker"I move people, emotionally, mentally and physically. I am a fire starter!"
Theatre maker"Always looking for balance and since real balance is a continuous movement between two points, always in motion."
Artist"In essence, my work is about the delicate dynamics of power and powerlessness."
"we have an inexhaustible fascination with how people struggle with themselves and the situation they are in. our theater work is inspired by current, poignant stories from society, on their beauty and their pain.
in the assignments for art partner we experienced the enormous power of 'imagining'. at kpmg we gave a theatrical lecture at the foundation of their women's network. before that, we had interviewed 100 men and women. we caught on what was said between the lines, we asked, challenged. on the one hand, women were annoyed at how tough the corporate culture was with regard to women, but on the other hand, it was perfectly normal to think that a woman who works part-time is laughed at: 'yes, we just do that here'. we showed this contradiction in the interactive performance. if we had 'just' told them this ', the message would not have stuck. but it stuck in the concentrated context of the theatrical reading."with anne gehring and vera ketelaars (together gehring & ketelaars) we worked a.o. together with: kpmg and the hague university of applied sciences. www.gehringenketelaars.nl