Choreographer Pia Meuthen founded Panama Pictures in 2002. Supported by diverse production houses, she had the opportunity to develop her signature further and to put Panama Pictures on the map. In 2009 she, and Panama Pictures, became the in-house company at Danshuis Station Zuid in Tilburg. Her work has been internationally recognised and rewarded with selections for various dance networks such as Moduldance and Aerowaves. Pia has been invited several times for foreign residences, including at the Place in London and Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf.
New artistic direction
When Danshuis Station Zuid closed its doors at the end of 2012, Panama Pictures made a successful restart on its own initiative and became the in-house company of Theater Verkadefabriek in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Pia Meuthen and business leader Mieke Lamar developed a new vision for the company focusing on the integration of dance and circus. In a relatively short period of time Panama Pictures developed into a vibrant and distinctive company that actively contributes to the development of dance and circus with its performances and (educational) projects. Through the new artistic direction, Panama Pictures has been able to carve out a niche for herself in the national and international dance and circus world with performances in China, Poland, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Indonesia and Malaysia.
In the period from 2017 to 2020, the company will be structurally supported by the national Fonds Podiumkunsten (Performing Arts Fund NL), the province of North Brabant and the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.