Katja Heitmann investigates what moves humankind in the current era. Katja’s visual-choreographic work consists of extreme aesthetics, in sharp contrast to human fallibility. Her minimalistic and minutely designed imagery confronts viewers with a frantic flood of insights. This distinct, perceptible tension returns in all her work.
As a choreographic sculptor, Katja is constantly searching for the core of her material. By means of radical concepts and well-considered forms of performance, she strips her artistic material of any noise. Only what really matters is shown with astonishing sharpness. In every detail of her work lies the grand gesture.
Katja wants to move her audience. Through her work she constantly seeks interaction with society, with the city, with people. The universal character of her work makes it possible for anyone to find their own entrance into the work. Katja creates unique performance installations and theatrical exhibitions that appeal to an astonishingly varied audience and regularly brings them to tears.
In 2016 Katja was awarded the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival. In 2020 she was honoured with the prestigious Gieskes Strijbis Podium-award.
Katja Heitmann / This is not a show is structurally supported in the period 2021-2024 by Performing Arts Fund NL, the Province of Noord Brabant and the Municipality of Tilburg.