HipSick creates ‘unusual theatre’. By flirting with performance art, dance and theatre- HipSick aims to induce the audience into the realm of the surreal. Their performances are a play on perception; using their own visually pungent style. The moving body is a foundational keystone in the creation process and definitive work. In spirit of the ‘unusual’, HipSick is always on the lookout for authentic and unconventional locations to perform at.
HipSick spawned from the underground party scene in 2006. Theatre maker Nadîja Broekhart and Choreographer Tjarda van Straten started making visual performances in clubs. Doing so, their increasing urge for substantive deepening brought them to creating full fledged shows (since 2013). Ever since, HipSick has been the unusual component to many festivals and theatres.
In addition to their shows, their vision has broadened to include styling for various media such as video clips, photo shoots and openings- as well as offering workshops in which they let attendees get a taste of their house style and their process behind the scenes.
HipSick is the wicked combination of Nadîja Broekhart (performer, maker), Tjarda van Straten (performer, choreographer) , Merel ten Holt (performer), Anka Pajor (performer) and Stefan Julizar (musical wizard).
Tjarda van Straten
Merel ten Holt
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Jeroen van den Berg | Chairman
Esther Matze | Secretary
THIS COULD BE YOU | Treasurer