Sabine Molenaar founded the Brussels based company Sandman in 2012. She works cross-disciplinary with performance, film and photography.
Sandman produced two physical theatre performances: That’s it (2013) and Touch me (2015) and three experimental short dance films: Wish her ill (2012), That’s it (2013) and Kali (2016). The first solo performance, That’s it, won an award at the ACT festival in Bilbao (SP), as well as the prize for Best Female Talent at the Theater Aan Zee Festival, in Oostende (BE), and a Special Mention award at BeFestival in Birmingham (UK). That’s it has been and is still touring internationally e.g. in Belgium, The Netherlands, Canada, Korea, Spain, Austria and Brazil. In 2015 the second solo performance Touch me premiered, which is touring as well internationally. The third solo performance Almost Alive will premiere in March 2017.
Currently Sabine is touring the Netherlands with A moment, a short solo she made for Krisztina’s Keuze 2.
A moment is at the same time a first fragment of the upcoming Almost Alive.
Sabine Molenaar (°1985, the Netherlands) started dancing at the age of five. From the age of ten till eighteen she followed a professional pre-eduction at Fontys Hogescholen in Tilburg. She moved to Amsterdam in 2003 to study Modern Theatre Dance for 4 years at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. In 2006 she worked with Ann van den Broek for the performance E19 the way to San José and from 2006 until 2008 she was co-founder of the dutch company Instant Collective. In 2008 she settled in Brussels and worked for over two years with company Peeping Tom, touring internationally with the performance 32 rue Vandenbranden. After she worked with ia JOJI inc and Speedblattle Collective.
About the work
Sabine Molenaar creates visual and intensely physical performances and films in which there is no room for logic and are created on the basis of association. She seeks to create visual trips with disorienting, strong atmospheric images, loaded with subcutaneous emotions. The spectator is invited to indulge in an associative way of observing and interpreting; an incentive to get back in touch with his intuitive and creative spirit. She masters a wide range of movement qualities, often uses isolation of body parts and searches the extremities of the body and its movement possibilities. Because of the extreme flexibility she is able to create the most alienating and distorted images and metamorphosis. But always with tremendous precision arid intensity, which reveals a high degree of concentration and body control
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