Nina Boas &Arlette van Laar
March 6th 19:50-23:00 HALLWAY
A Healing Spa Happening: an installation, in which one can participate and take time for a break, rejuvenate and have an herbal self picked tea.Botanic circus presents sustainable installations, a Mobile Tea Garden, a wheelbarrow with a herbal garden where you can pick your own tea and COME TOGETHER, or relax between the performances and a Plantscape installation where one can connect with plants and be part of a 12 minute guided meditation.
Arlette was born on 13 november 1973 in the old Roman city Utrecht in Holland. In 1999 she graduated at the internationally acclaimed Design Akademie in Eindhoven. Her creative work since the beginning has merged the worlds of theatre and the visual arts. After her graduation she continued making installations and performances on international art- and theater festivals. She initiated projects and invited artists from different disciplines. Arlette felt in love with Asia and moved to Cambodia to work with orphans and homeless children making object theatre on location. Her care was to plan theatrical projects for youngsters grown up in a traumatized land. In 2007 she worked in cooperation with the theatre group Fat Bird on the first edition of the Architecture Biennale in Shenzhen, China. There she made huge kinetic installations of bamboo. In 2012 she visited Yerevan,Armenia, and made the Ark from Noah from second hand books during the Yerevan World Bookcapital.
Nina Boas (1980 Saumur, France) Lives and works in the Netherlands. Boas graduated in 2003 from the art academy AKI ArtEZ in Enschede and recently (2016) graduated from the Master of DAStheater (formally known as DasArts). She has a visual arts background and developed a practice in performance art and gradually came into the theater circuit, made in 2012, an object theater production for the Feikeshuis. Boas is co-founder / co-director of the performance program PAE(Performance art event) and part of the performance ensemble TRICKSTER (with Ieke Trinks, Nathalie Smoor, Marielle verdijk, Barbara Ellison) . During her time at DASTheater she learned about the shamanic journeying practice over a period of 10 days in a self-curated program. This experience brought her to look for ways that art can create a mystical experience and inspired her to experience the world as a place that is alive and interconnected.
Botanic circus is made possible by gemeente Amsterdam zuid.