Greta Thunberg's famous words “our house is on fire!” are a call for action and panic. But do we feel panic? Do we spring into action? The dance performance OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE is about the paradox between understanding and actually taking a next step. Can we hear her?
Choreographer Nicole Beutler zooms in on that one phrase: “our house is on fire”. Eight dancers look for new ways to understand and amplify Greta's urgent message. Through dance, music, text and powerful images, the words are allowed to sink deep into our subconscious minds. The dancers use their whole being to make us feel this one sentence in every vein of our bodies, in the hope that the message will finally get through to us.
After the success of Role Model, Nicole Beutler is once again creating a performance with Our House is on Fire that is suitable for everyone from twelve years old.
About Nicole Beutler Projects
Nicole Beutler Projects is an Amsterdam based dance company led by choreographer and visual theatermaker Nicole Beutler (Munich, 1969). Works by Nicole Beutler Projects are driven by the desire for a better society. The production 8:Metamorphosis, which addresses shifting power structures and the looming climate crisis, was nominated during the Nederlandse Dansdagen 2020 for a ‘Zwaan’ in the category most impressive dance production. With the GREENHOUSE platform, they also organize residencies, salons, festivals and summer schools to promote talent development and knowledge sharing in dance, performance and mime.
'Nicole Beutler delivers a slap in the face - but also a painfully beautiful work that could hardly have been more urgent. It's not just me who wipes away the tears when the light goes out.'