PRESERVATION OF ART PANEL: Nicole Beutler
Nicole Beutler, choreographer and theatremaker
“When making something new, it’s your responsibility to know what was already there.”
The Netherlands are very good at innovating, very fast paced. But the present contains the past and the future relies on it. You need history in order to create something new. I like to be in this ambiguous zone. To create something totally new, but knowing that the past resonates in it. If you want to contribute something to the existing world of art, life, dance, it’s your responsibility to know what was already there. It will enhance your performance.
Your past defines you. Just look at what’s going on in the world. A lot of people are ruled by systematically erasing their past.