The DÍRTZ Theatre was born in 2018 out of the initiative of Jolanda Löllmann and Charlie Denat, two artists at the crossroad of contemporary dance, circus and puppetry.
Since 2021 the company is based in Ardèche, France, where they have been associated artist at the Théâtre les quinconces - Vals les bains (07) and L'Arsenic (47) for the season 2021/2022. DÍRTZtheatre participates in several local and educational projects. Their educational activities are multi-faceted and specifically designed for the audience involved (beginners, amateurs and professionals of all ages). Created in 2021, their first project, ShortStories - a trilogy of short pieces - is touring locally, nationally and internationally.
Interweaving puppets and dance, human body and object body, DÍRTZtheatre shakes in an unexpected way the senses of reality and embarks the spectators on a journey to their unconscious, addressing their body rather than their mind.
Team of DÍRTZtheatre
Founder of DÍRTZtheatre
Jolanda Löllmann is working as a physical performer in the fields of dance, circus and physical theater. After her dance studies at Fontys in Tilburg, the Netherlands, and the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Belgium, she has worked with various choreographers such as Constanza Macras/Dorkypark, James Wilton , Clara Andermatt, Company IDEM, DeDansers, Truus Bronkhorst and Lina Limosani. In 2013 she toured with the circus collective Le Cirque du Platzak throughout Europe. In her work Jolanda uses her research in Acrobatics, Voice work, Puppetry and Mask as well as various bodywork techniques in order to construct a dialogue between different performing arts.
Alexandra has already lived a few of her 7 cat lives...
After working and being engaged in different frameworks such as fair trade, international solidarity projects, local development, territorial civil service and parliamentary commitments, she became administrator for theatre companies .
In the pas years she has collaborated with the company Ladgy Prod and with Lardenois et cie.
She joined the Dirtz Théâtre team in June 2019.
Founder of DÍRTZtheatre
Charlie Denat started his artistic education by playing playmobil during 15 years. Not able to stop creating stories and characters he went on studying theatre at the conservatory of Nantes and then joined the Circus school of Geneva before co-founding the Company La Berlue in 2006.
In 2010 he joined the Cubitus de Manchot Company for a 4-year tour. Currently he is based in Belgium where he is collaborating with the dance company keski.e.space and explores a more contemporary approach to creation. For the past ten years he has been exploring the relationship between movement, emotions and meaning. Using circus as well as theatre, dance, object manipulation or puppet, he develops a minimalistic theatre focused on movement and intention.
Chagée de diffusion
After receiving her diplome at the " faculté de Philo et Lettres à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, Sarah follows her professional parcour of formation at the " Kleine Academie, International Academy for Theater and Creation" . After the experience of leading her own theatre compagnie, she decides to go on towards educationl and cultural transmission . In the same period she starts to work with several companys as production manager. (Cie des Six Faux Nez, Cie En Chantier(s), …).
In 2020 she joins DÍRTZtheatre as production manager and animator for workshops in Philo/Art.