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Paula Walta & Telder


In this project, choreographer Paula Walta explores how we can zoom in on the personal quality of movement that every person has. For in that movement there is life, that which sets everything in motion - or as Walter Benjamin put it: 'As interruption, gesture initiates and brings something forward from the quivering life that is the ground of all beings, the chaos from which all life and art emanates.’*

Besides that, we can finally meet each other again! That's why we work with the following form: on location there are chairs, two by two facing each other. On one of the chairs the performer sits, on the opposite chair a member of the audience can take a seat. Once that happens, a small, personal, intimate performance starts. This is about watching, discovering, meeting and an open approach.

Art is imagination. By connecting movement with other art forms and with the location, Paula Walta creates an image, a language and a new story that amazes, moves and involves the audience. This also happens in locations where visitors are not likely to encounter art. The location and the people there are an essential part of the creation process. In this way Walta reveals the stories of the place, makes the environment and architecture part of her work and gives people a voice. She wants to make place for the unsaid, to let it move around and take its place.

* W. Benjamin, Selected Writings, vol. 2, page 204


Annabelle van Tatenhove 

Johanna Sauer

Alkis Barbas

Aïda Guirro Salinas

Gerda van de Kamp

Henny de Wit


Non-theatrical venues, with performers that vary in background and age. The personal and the visual are always leading motives. Paula Walta is a choreographer, performer, creative maker and artistic manager of Telder, a performance group that works in many settings and venues with various performers.

After obtaining her master degree at Performance Practices, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem in 2018, she’s involved in artistic research in different ways. Walta is fascinated by small, personal and minimal movements, and is searching for timeless moments in our busy accelerated phase of time. Besides the artforms movement and dance, she develops text and film. She wants to put her work into the world and that’s why she almost always works outside or at non-theatrical venues, with performers that vary in background and age. The personal and the visual are always leading motives.

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