Making dance performances for children and youngsters

started at a time that Katharina often took her daughter to children's and youth performances. She was asked if she would be interested in making performances for this target group. In the season of 2001/2002 the contact with the Lab/ Berenkuil was laid during the Marathon, professional dance for a children's audience. Her work had been well received due to artistic choices and a strong physically focused work, which connected well with the young audience. This first collaboration with the Lab/Berenkuil was the performance Nu!. It played eight times during the annual youth theatre festival Tweetakt in June 2002. A new collaboration followed for a full production in collaboration with the Lab: Kom dichter… This performance played in the Krakeling, for Tweetakt and at different schools throughout the Netherlands. In 2005 she teamed up with Sharon Varekamp for the opening performance for Tweetakt G.E:H/E?I,M! with children of two primary schools: De Fakkel and Dr. Bosschool in Utrecht. This was her first production with children as performers. In 2008, her concept for a performance about courage, Leeuwenhart, was awarded by Jonge Klei. In 2010 Leeuwenhart could be realized with a grant from the city of Amsterdam. The premiere took place in the Krakeling in Amsterdam and then played throughout the Netherlands.

Kom dichter…

If you are different, you feel left out; you're weird
and don't fit in.
 Kom dichter…(Come Closer…) shows what happens if everything is turned around and nothing is normal. A girl who is good at playing the drums, two boys who become intimate with each other. The rhythm of the drummer excites them, supports them and triggers them. A dance performance with feminine and masculine aspects that go out of control.

  • Choreography: Katharina Conradi
  • Dance: Mirte Courtens, Uri Evgy, Markus Schnitzer
  • Drums: Clara de Mik
  • Dramaturgy: Sarah Ringoet