Ulrike Quade herself is the artistic director and director. She creates shows that leave just enough room for the complexity of your own inner experience, dreams and fantasy.
But they are more than fairytales. Quade creates contemporary, engaged re-workings of texts, portraits of artists, like the ‘heartfelt’ (de Volkskrant****) Mahler & Kokoschka.
Since 2018 she also works with Science Fiction. The theater company is currently producing a series of dystopian scenarios of the future in which technology plays a major role. For example Technostalgia, a piece about an abandoned landscape on planet Mars. Or The Dreamless, set in a world without sleep.
These technological visions of the future require the team to engage in developing new technologies themselves. They are diving into creating apps and 3D printed hyper realistic dolls. The company is also currently participating in a large-scale university research programme that explores the use of robots in fields such as theatre, healthcare institutions, and commercial enterprises. As we would say when speaking in the language of puppeteers: “We want to find out how to give them a soul”.
Ulrike Quade Company works with many co-producers and creates shows that range from intimate to grande. From 70 people in the Paloni hall of Theater Bellevue Amsterdam to 1100 people at the Opera De Munt / La Monnaie in Brussels.