BAU is the platform for the independent dance and performance scene located in Amsterdam and calls itself a place for artistic innovation within the performing arts, with the focus on independent dance and performance.
In addition to being a development institute, BAU has a second position as a representative of interests for this group.
We improve the working conditions and the future perspective of independent makers, so that we professionalize and strengthen the field.
We do this by:
BAU functions with a BAU Committee of independent makers in the dance, performance and mime sector who contribute to the content of BAU. With this team, which gives advice and thinks along, we maintain the bottom-up mentality, we continue to see what the need is and we can determine the course from the field.
Since its founding by independent makers in 2015, BAU has been committed to filling gaps and developing new formats to give the Amsterdam dance, performance and mimeveld field the tools to strengthen itself from the bottom up. By doing this, BAU gives the independent scene a face and thereby contributes to the development of dance and performance arts in The Netherlands.
Daily direction: Eva Villanueva
Financial direction: Martha van Meegen
Production/Financial direction assistent: Bibi Scholten van Aschat
Online Agenda: Michael Jahoda
Eva Villanueva, Julia Willms, Keren Levi, Marion Traenkle, Marjolein Vogels, Michael Jahoda, Nicole Beutler, Orion Maxted, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Susanne Marx
Priscilla Macintosh, Janneke Raaphorst, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Setareh Fateh Irani, Richard John Jones, Annechien van Litsenburg, Christian Guerematchi
Board of directors BAU foundation
Nicole van Vessum, Jeroen Fabius, Bram de Jaeger