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Mime Kitchen 

We encounter so many inspiring makers and performers, each one of them so rich in their work, so specific in their approach to a creation, so different from each other.

And we are curious about them.


For that we ask several artists to let us enter their “kitchen”

and have a look at their universes, at what inspires them

and to their creative process.

Mime Kitchen #10 

Ritzah Statia

November 25th, 2022

20:00 - 21:30 pm



Scroll down to have a look at our previous cooks!

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Mime Kitchen #9

with Anastasiia Liubchenko

9 September 2022

Anastasiia Liubchenko is born in 1988 in Kyiv (Ukraine). 

She is an artistiek leader of Mime Wave company and Mime Wave Festival. 


Mime Kitchen #8

with Felix Schellekens

28 April 2022

Felix Schellekens (°Breda 1990) is an eccentric player with a great love for interdisciplinary theatre. He can often be seen in performances with mixed forms of dance, repertory theatre, opera, movement theater and music theatre. He is not easily caught in one discipline.

Felix graduated in 2015 from the Mime Education Amsterdam. For his graduation performance, he won the Its Actors Prize at the ItsFestival. As an actor and performer, he has appeared in the work of Nicole Beutler, Eline Arbo, Rene Geerlings, Jessie l'Herminez, Espen Hjort, Casper Vanderputte, Judith Faas and others.

In 2021 he was nominated for a Louis D'Or for his role in 'Weg Met Eddy Bellegueule' by Eline Arbo, together with his three co-stars, and in 2021 '8:Metamorphosis' by Nicole Beutler received the VSCD Mimepijs, a VSCD Zwaan nomination and won the international 'Music Theater Now' competition.

His background in graphic design, inexhaustible love for music and fascination for chaos and the sublime are carriers for all his work.

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Mime Kitchen #7

with Elias De Bruyne

16 December 2021

Mime kitchen #6

Sarah Ringoet

25th November 2021

Sarah Ringoet (Belgium, 1977) is a theatre director, performer and playwright living in Amsterdam. Ringoet teaches physical theatre and text at the Amsterdam University of The Arts where she also is a mentor and advisor. Ringoet’s performances have been nominated for the VSCD Mimeprijs (Zotte Zorgen, 2011) and the BNG Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs (Simon Says, 2009).

Ringoet’s radical physical performances My Kingdom for A Horse (2018) and Latch (2019) premiered during Julidans festival in Amsterdam.

In 2014 STRIPPED was released, a first collection of theatre texts, followed by M2 in 2015. In 2020 Ringoet wrote the official Dutch theatre text for Jihad for Love, based on the best selling book A Jihad for Love by Mohamed El Bachiri & David van Reybrouck. NOT | STILL is Ringoet’s new work: a trilogy of raw, intimate and poetical monologues about desire and loss.

Mime kitchen #5

ROTOR/Hidde Aans Verkade and Koen van der Heiden

20th May 2021


Performance collective ROTOR creates physical visual performances that deal with the meaning and meaninglessness of life. Their performances explores the limits of the human body.


The collective was created during the making of the graduation project of Hidde Aans-Verkade and Koen van der Heijden at the Mimeschool (Amsterdam). It was the result of a shared fascination in looking for the boundaries of the physical possibilities of the human body and an admiration in using the magic of the body’s possibilities in order to be engulfed in a fantasy; the myth of Sisyphus.


In 2017 they made the performance The Place to Be for which they received the 3Package Deal from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and Bureau Broedplaatsen and were able to tour this performance as part of Rudolphi Producties' Het Debuut. The foundation of the collective was laid when Rick Busscher joined the team as business leader in early 2018.

Mime kitchen #4

Francesca Lazzeri

18th March 2021


Francesca Lazzeri ( 1991 ) graduated in 2016 in visual and physical performing arts at the Amsterdam University of Arts (Mime Education).
Since her graduation she’s been actively working as a theatre maker, dramaturg, adviser/mentor at the mime education and as a physical performer. Between 2015 and 2019 she has been making performances inside the performance collective Wild Vlees. Afterwards she continued creating work under her own name.

Francesca distinguishes herself for her uncompromising, outspoken and direct signature. Her work is highly visual and often physically demanding. Her performances address the visitors in their intimate and personal space, questioning and problematising how we live with one another in western European countries. The work of Francesca searches for a dialogue with different contexts both within the Netherlands and abroad.
As a performer her starting point is movement, performed with transparency and directness.

Francesca is and has been creating work thanks to the support of partners Theaterfestival Boulevard, Festival Cement, Frascati Productie, SPRING Festival, Het Huis Utrecht, Schweigman&, Workspacebrussels, Theater Rotterdam and PLAN talentontwikkeling Brabant, Fonds Podiumkunsten (Nieuwe makers regeling 2017-19).
Previous works When everything is human, the human is an entirely different thing (nominated in 2016 for the BNG New Theatermaker prize), and An incomplete life (2017), both made with Tamar Blom, have been touring in the Netherlands and abroad. Individual creations are Everything must be interpreted as intensity (2017) and Dear friend, wolves have always eaten sheep (2018), both made with the support of Frascati Productie.
Her last performance installation my shadow used to have a density (august 2020) was created in co-production with Theaterfestival Boulevard, Schweigman&, with the support of PLAN Talentontwikkeling Brabant, Fonds Podiumkunsten (Nieuwe Makers regeling), in collaboration with SPRING Festival, Festival Cement, Workspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum de Vooruit.
In 2018 Wild Vlees was nominated for the audience prize of brabant cultuur.

Mime kitchen #3

Jochem Stuivenuiter and Paul van der Laan/BAMBIE

25th February 2021


Jochem Stuivenuiter:

Co-founder and artistic director of mime theater group Bambie. In addition to Bambie, he played and made with: Orkater, Alex D’electrique, Ro theater and the Amsterdamse bostheater. He was resident actor / maker at the Noord Nederlands Toneel between 2013 and 2016.

Paul van der Laan:

At the Mimeschool I have founded, together with classmate Jochem Stavenuiter, Theatergroep Bambie (May 1996).

From the beginning we numbered our performances; in 2013 was the last one, Bambie 17, which premiered in Frascati Theater, Amsterdam. On five school performances, four were subsidized ad hoc and eight Arts Plan productions came to an end.

In the years that followed, I directed regularly: in 2013 that included 'Once upon a time in het veen', a large location performance that took place in about fifteen locations in Drenthe. The location theater Peergroup was the initiator.

In 2014 I made the Oerol performance 'Stel je bent een rij' with TGEcho.

In 2015 I wrote for Peergroup the text for the performance "Vogelvluchť, which premiered in July that year. “Nu is over", a performance that I developed with The Dutch Vinex Wonderboys, was made in that same year.

In early 2016 I worked with V Berlin on 'Ooit', a music theater performance about two music-making sisters whose fame is waning with sickness and old age. Next to that I coached theater school students in directing, making and performing their own performances. I have between others coached Femke Aernouts (graduated in 2017 from AHK) and Tjebbe Roelofs (who works for Theater Artemis, among others) in creating their solos.

At Oerol 2016 I played in 'Total Eclipse of the heart' by Theatergroep Kassys, a fully sung performance by four men who no longer can keep their emotions for themselves. In the same year I was also seen in the 8+ show 'If you run fast enough, nobody knows where you are anymore', by Theatergroep Artemis.

Since October 2016, I have been Wil Wijzer in 'Help de music is searches', a performance in the Rijksmuseum for 4+ in the eighteenth century department.

After a few years of silence, Bambie is back with two projects, Bambie Nul and Bambie is Back.

In September 2018 I also played in 'Victorie', a performance about the liberation of Alkmaar, I directed the theater group Isla Bonita with Frascati, continued my work at the Rijksmuseum and I played for Maas Theater en Dans in Rotterdam, with Daniëlle van de Ven I made the youth performance 'Stilte’.

I also made a solo about the period that I had a psychosis. It premiered on May 15, 2019 in Frascati, Amsterdam.

Season '19-’20 has seen the performance ‘Stilte’ touring along Rotterdam schools, a new performance by Bambie about anger and a location performance in collaboration with Het Houten Huis.

The past two months I have been working with Lotte Dunselman (with whom I worked on the Polish Bride) on a new performance: “Ik kan mij niet missen”, a performance in which we try to get closer to our own death. This production would premiere on February 25th, but due to the covid measures it is being postponed.

In addition, we are waiting with Bambie for the moment to be able to play "Bambie 20, de woedende versie“. This performance is said to have already premiered ...

Mime kitchen #2

Willemijn Zevenhuijzen

7th January 2021


Willemijn Zevenhuijzen (1976 Zuidhorn).

Graduated from the mimeschool 2000.

She has recently joined the artistic team (Jetse Batelaan en Liesbet Swings) at Theater Artemis, after having worked on a few different Artemis plays as an actor and co-creator (War, How the grown-ups left and what happened next, (……)

A show that doesn’t give a shit about its own vague title).


Besides working as an actress at multiple companies, NTJong(Noël Fischer), Boogaerdt/vanderSchoot, De Gemeenschap(Roy Peters), Rene Geerlings, she has put on a number of remarkable plays on the fringes of our craft (Parasite, Assholism) with her own company Pink Flamingooo, and made the children’s hit Eitje in co creation with Dwayne Toemere for MAAStd.


She also teaches an acting class at the HKU regularly, and a mime class in Amsterdam, and is often approached by young creators in need of a sounding board.
Willemijn will be creating performances at Theater Artemis. She enjoys creating outside of the confines of the stage itself, and often acts in these performances. She will also remain active as an actor in other Artemis performances, and is closely involved with art projects and the recruitment and mentoring of young talent.

photos: kamerich&budwilowitz/EYES2

Mime kitchen #1

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

3rd December 2020

Mime kitchen #1

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

3rd December 2020


Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti (1979)

Born in Bolivia, grew up in Brazil, studied classical piano, modern and contemporary dance, was part of various music, dance and theatre ensembles in both countries, till she moved to Amsterdam to follow the Mime School at the School for Superior Arts, where she teaches now.


After getting her degree she stayed in The Netherlands to further develop and actively work in the performance, art and music, playing extensively as an interdisciplinary artist nationally and internationally. During the last five years she has been working on bridging shamanic and animistic practices. It resulted in the trilogy “Amaranthine”,

“SELVAGE” and  “We must risk the light” that have been part of exhibits and festivals a.o. W139, Arti&amicitiae, The Bussan Biennale (KO), “How artist meditate” at Savina Museum - Seoul (KO), The Minimal Music Festival at Muziekgebouw aan t’ IJ, Frascati Issues: Trip TO HEAL, Museo de Arte da Bahia (BR). As a musician she was part of various collaborations a.o. OKAPI, Todos de pie, Ryley Walker, Polyband and has her own bands

Silverbones and Superinca & the galactic green, with whom she performed in numerous opportunities a.o. Rewire Festival, Le Guess who?, Gaudeamus, November Music, IFFR, Gemeente museum, Down the Rabbit Hole. She has collaborated with numerous artists, theatre groups, ensembles and visual art projects a.o. Schweigman&, Nicole Beutler projects, Nineties productions, Stichting dOeK, The Paper Ensemble, Bambie, de Veenfabriek, Orkaan, Orkater, Elvira Wersche, Germaine Kruip, Sander& Witte, RAAAF, Folkert de Jong and as DJ Superinca.

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