OFFprojects is a collective that creates multi-disciplinary performances and events using dance, music, image and words. We are a group consisting of former dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Ensemble, gathered around the work of choreographer and musician
Amos Ben-Tal. OFFprojects believes in work that is physical, layered and thought provoking. We also see it as our mission to make this work engaging and appealing for a wide public.
We started OFFprojects in 2012 and in March 2014 we premiered our first full-evening production OFFline. The show received rave reviews and was soon followed by another full-length, the equally well received MIGHT. In 2016 we won the prestigious Dioraphte Dance Prize for the production Howl (in collaboration with Spinvis). Our project 60 about time-perception has spanned two years and included several short works and installations, culminating in the 2019 premiere of a full-evening work at Julidans festival in Amsterdam.
Our latest production Interval (2021) is an exploration of the relationship between dance and architecture, together with interdisciplinary artist Gosse de Kort. The piece has been nominated for the Zwaan award for outstanding dance production. We are currently in the final phase of a new creation, PART, a collaboration with Ragazze Quartet and Salvador Breed that will premiere on 7 October in Amare, Den Haag.
OFFprojects has performed extensively all over The Netherlands as well as in France, England, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic and Russia.
Our group’s uniqueness is that every member has a secondary expertise except for dancing, resulting in every aspect of the production being done in-house and forming part of a conceptual whole. Except for Amos the core-group further consists of Aurélie Cayla (public engagement), Yvan Dubreuil (dramaturgy), Milena Twiehaus (imagery) and Naomi Russell (creative producer).
OFFprojects is structurally supported by the city of The Hague and Fonds Podiumkunsten (dutch performing arts fund).