Ester Natzijl is an all round dancer, performer, puppeteer, theatre-maker and teacher.

Find information in the portfolio about her experience as a dancer, performer, puppeteer and the performances she produces.

If you want to book her for an act, select Acts in the menu for more info.

On the News page you can find her program, news and follow her chimeras.

She’s active as a ballet-, physical-theatre teacher and dramaturge also at DiA.

You can hire or book her for acts, as a dancer/performer, puppeteer, choreographer, dramaturge, teacher by contacting via: esternatzijl (at) gmail (dot) com

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Brighton Fringe performances of ‘WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux’

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Brighton Fringe performances of ‘WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux’     W A T C H I N G, Ceci n’est pas de deux will be performed at this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival as part of the Dutch Season.  This unique solo-duet with a life-size…



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14 March, Theatre Generale Oost Arnhem 31 March, Walhalla Rotterdam 19 & 20 April, Theatre Kikker Utrecht  25 April theatre, Theatre Bellevue A'dam W A T C H I N G, Ceci n’est pas de deux Who is ‘the other’? A...

Steun WATCHING op Voor de Kunst!

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Een aantal maanden geleden heb ik een pop in het leven geroepen. Hij/zij luistert naar vele namen. Voor nu noem ik het ‘het Wezen’. Het Wezen en ik hebben samen een voorstelling gemaakt: een soloduet. Dit kostte geld. Dat zijn…


WATCHING at Limburg festival 26-28 August & at the Amsterdam FRINGE festival 6,7,11,12 September

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26 August you can see a short version of WATCHING in the object theatre route 'The Trippelzone' of the Limburg Festival and the long version on 27 and 28 August, location will be announced in the program of the festival. Link...

"With nothing more than a puppet and herself Ester Natzijl knows how to captivate her audience. Her performance is funny, touching, shocking, intriguing, freaky, ingenious, sensual, special and charming all at once. A combination of dance, theatre and puppetry you will never forget."

"An overwhelming visual performance about the power struggle of the last ballerina on planet Earth… A confronting image that hurts and terrifies. Its imaginative scenography,
great acting and clever scenes captivate from beginning to end."

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WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux – upcoming performances:

31 May and 1-2 June, Brighton Fringe (UK)
Puppetry Masterclasses with Ester Natzijl: