OFFprojects is a collective that creates interdisciplinary 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 present our projects in various contexts: theaters, festivals, museums, public spaces and online. 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). 60 was a work that examined time-perception and spanned two years. The project included several short works and installations, culminating in the 2019 premiere of a full-evening work at Julidans festival in Amsterdam.
In 2021 we created Interval together with interdisciplinary artist Gosse de Kort. The piece was an exploration of the relationship between dance and architecture and has been nominated for the Zwaan award for outstanding dance production. For the creation of PART (2022) we collaborated with Ragazze Quartet and Salvador Breed to make a total sensory experience, taking fragmentation and emptiness as themes to explore new potentials.
Our latest production Songs And Silences opened the Cadance Festival in 2023. A performance in which Amos’ choreography, poems and songs combined to create a mosaic of solos.
OFFprojects regularly shares its process with the public and we offer open classes and workshops for both professionals as well as amateurs.
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 Lobke Nabuurs (business manager).OFFprojects is structurally supported by the city of The Hague and Fonds Podiumkunsten (Performing Arts Fund NL).