Established in 2017 TeaTime Company is the collaboration between performers and creators Hannah Rogerson, Pieter Visser and Bavo De Smedt.
The trio studied, in the fields of contemporary dance and circus, at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg (NL). On discovering their mutual interests and desires (see manifesto) they decided to join forces in the creation of their own performing arts company.
TeaTime Company were selected for the Rotterdam Circusstad School Tour prize in 2017. Circusstad commissioned TeaTime’s first work: Stick-Stok. Since its first performance in May 2018 Stick-Stok has performed over one hundred and fifty time in nine different countries.
Following the success of Stick-Stok, TeaTime were selected as part of Makershuis Tilburg. With their support TeaTime Company created the indoor show LINEAR. LINEAR performed its premieres at Festival Circolo and Theater Op De Markt. It is currently being re-worked into a circular version and adapted to government guidelines due to COVID-19.
TeaTime were selected as preliminary PLAN partners for the year 2020. Under PLAN TeaTime had the opportunity to research and explore and create connections with collaborators. They’ve been working on a new collaboration with award winning creator and performer Piet Van Dycke which will premiere at the National Circus Festival of Ireland 2021.
TeaTime have also been experimenting with video having created The Event with videographers Astrid and Roel.
In 2021 TeaTime will be part of the triple bill The Great Catch. An initiative to bring more Dutch circus into the theatres in the Netherlands.
“Our virtuosity lies not in the technique behind each movement but in the thought behind each movement. We believe strongly in connections, fluidity and the appearance of simplicity.We create charming and accessible work that carries complex ideas. We seek to highlight our similarities and celebrate our differences. We create and we share.”