BVDS nominated for Gieskes-Strijbis Podiumprijs 2021

BVDS has been nominated for the Gieskes-Strijbis Podiumprijs 2021: “The duo Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot has been nominated because of the way in which their work gives Dutch mime a powerful new impulse with work that is very clearly looking for a new aesthetic, a new relationship between the work and the audience, and new places to present that work. The human being is not necessarily the central figure, although this seems contradictory to the starting point of the mime, namely the human body. They have been working again as an independent two-unit from Amsterdam since 2021. Leaving the large structure of a house (Theater Rotterdam, 2016-2020) to function again from its own foundation shows loyalty to one’s own artistic course and working method. In their work they look for an intermediate form between the theater and the visual arts. The search for an alternative space, thinking out loud about the place and role of humans in a turbulent world and the way in which they shape it in their own language makes them one of the nominees.”