Both, Pauline and Maarten, create their own performance-sets based on their individual backgrounds, expertise and with a binding vision on performance and art. In discussion with each other, these works are the starting point for all artistic choices and projects.
Pauline and Maarten portray the truthfulness of the human, its physical purity and the possibility to create an entirely new reality. Special resources: the visual and physical language and the powerful, performer related, concise virtuosity.
THE NEW PIECE
PREMIERE OF NEW PRODUCTION 2019
Performance Dates HERE.
UNITED COWBOYS RETURNS TO THE THEATRE STAGE.
In The New Piece United Cowboys takes along their findings about (cultural) identity, about individuality and about generosity into a performance for and by four dancers.
Maarten van der Put and Pauline Roelants have both established their artistic signatures through their intrinsic expertise to channel the individual performer’s power and vulnerability. By merging four dancers with backgrounds in resp. Ballet, Urban, Modern Dance, Performative Physicality, United Cowboys is able to extracts the best out of this unique composition.
In The New Piece Maarten and Pauline will be present on stage as intermediary between dancers and audience.
With live camera projections and inciting live soundscapes, they create parallel worlds, in which the exclusiveness of the individual dancer – his/her duende - is being augmented in a world of details and senses.
Concept: Maarten van der Put and Pauline Roelants
Created with- and performed by: Conor Doherty, Eulàlia Bergadà Serra, Marti Güell Vallbona, Florencia Martina
Live camera: Maarten van der Put | Live soundscapes: Pauline Roelants
THIS HURTS A LOT MORE THAN IT USED TO DO
Premiere of new solo piece - FEBRUARY 2020
This Hurts A Lot More Than It Used To Do is a solo performance in which Pauline Roelants
re-calibrates her guts. It represents a portrait of human searching, trying, often failing, and of the necessity to wander; no nostalgia, no melancholy, no transience; falling, rising and moving forward.
Roelants creates a one-on-one piece presenting a combination of performance, dance, sound, video and image, all produced by Roelants.
“In my younger days, I was quite a dare; high trees, running gallop; champion in turning on the spinning wheel with no hands; nowadays, the fences seem too high to climb, let alone to jump over them and when I fall, the earth seems take your last breath.” –Pauline Roelants
Concept and performed by: Pauline Roelants
In dialogue with: Maarten van der Put
Premiere date: February 14 at Natlab Eindhoven.
More details coming soon.
DURATION PIECE FOR FESTIVAL BOULEVARD 2018
For twenty-five years United Cowboys has been an international company of pioneers. In Case sees its dancers/performers feeling out the space and each other. In silences, breaths, body heat and sweat. Condensation starts to form on the walls, blurring the view. Hands wipe, fingers draw. In Case is a moving performance, in which primary, animal actions go hand in hand with a search for classic beauty.
Concept, direction and scenery: Maarten van der Put
Choreographer intermediair / soundscapes: Pauline Roelants
Created with- and performed by: Florencia Martina (CH), Conor Doherty (IER), Eulàlia Bergadà (ES), Eleni Ploumi (GR)
Technique and execution decor:Dick Huetink (in cooperation with De Markies Nijmegen)
The Block Box is made possible thanks to a contribution from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Photos by: Maarten van der Put
NUDE STUDY MENU by MAARTEN VAN DER PUT
The Nude Study Menu represents a selection of performance pieces, created by Maarten van der Put, co-artistic director of United Cowboys. There is the possibility to include one or more of these performances in various programs (festivals, theaters, events,...) as ‘samples’. The following performances lend themselves perfectly to be presented on location, but are also very suitable for more traditional settings (theater, dance stages).
Concept, direction, scenery: Maarten van der Put
Music: Ralph Timmermans
Created with- and performed by: Hilde Elbers, Marleen Kleinstapel, Marjolein
Vogels, Hanne Schillemans, Ai Koyama, Andrea Hackl, Evelyne Rossie, Florencia
Martina, Izah Hankammer, Sam Scheuermann, Pauline Roelants, Conor Doherty
Artistic direction United Cowboys: Maarten van der Put, Pauline Roelants