On this page you can find all of the larger projects I have co-created or have been involved with as a performer. For a full video of any of these performances please contact me.
21 & 22 jan 2023
31 maart & 1 april 2023
ZIMIHIC Wittevrouwen Utrecht
Concept and artistic direction: Liza Slootman en Storm Vogel
Choreography and outside eye: Otto Calmeijer Meijburg
Text: Storm Vogel and the performers
Production: Klara Beetz
Photography: Rox Klijn & Melanie Lemahieu
Poster design: Dexter Boldewijn
WACHT is performed by 17 trans and genderqueer young people ages 10 to 19.
WACHT is a performance about waiting. Waiting for others to be yourself, waiting for different times. Waiting to grow and become bigger. Waiting to grow up, waiting for what comes next, when you are an adult. When you get to decide for yourself. Waiting for permission. Who waits and who decides who waits? Who has the power to make you wait? Is waiting always necessary? And what do you do while you wait?
WACHT is a performance about the urge to shorten the waiting time. About the life that grows while waiting, to begin what comes when the waiting is over.
In partnership with ZIMIHIC Utrecht.
Funded by VSB Fonds
Starnight: inclusive Disco series
Artistic direction: Otto Calmeijer Meijburg, Marius Lambertz, Filu (Hannah) Sampé
The inclusive disco project ‘Starnight’ brings together queer party culture, disabled communities, and performance interventions. It originated from a joint desire to introduce the queer party scene of our own free time, to the disabled communities and scenes, that we have gotten to know through personal ties and our work with STARLAB.
This disco series was a beautiful experiment (and starting point!) of mering different people of all ages, abilities, and gender expressions.
Location: KU Köln: Raum für Queere Dominanz
Funded by Neustart Kultur Fonds Darstellende Künste, Fonds Soziokultur, Profil Soziokultur
De Staat van de Mol
Performed during the Land Art Festival 2022
Concept & Performance: Otto Calmeijer Meijburg
Concept & Installation: Studio Berkveldt
A site specific research as part of Flevolab ‘New Makers’ track. This lab connects artists from different disciplines and proposes an artistic research in the Dutch province ‘Flevoland’.
Flevoland, once the Zuiderzee but now an Aardzee. The mole came with the sand used to build the dikes and conquered the province at three kilometers per year. A very important animal for biodiversity but unwanted by many. Otto Calmeijer Meijburg and Studio Berkveldt examine the province through the eyes of this extraordinary animal, exposing the underground structures of the new land. In a site-specific investigation facilitated by the Flevolab New Makers trajectory, the two artists will experiment with installation, projection and sound, asking the audience to engage their own bodies and all their senses.
Funded and facilitated by Flevolab
The Hex Pistols
January 2022 Zeitmaul Theater Bochum
Favoriten Festival 2022 Theater im Depot Dortmund
December 2022 Theater im Depot Dortmund
Artistic direction: Laura Pföhler & Jolanda Uhlig
Performance: Otto Calmeijer Meijburg, Yasmin Fahbod, Maren Becker
Photographs by Jolanda Uhlig & Heiwa Wong
A STERNA PAU Production
Three witches in a punk band. This piece moves between concert and theatre, exploring DIY music making and tracing the history of witchcraft back to our lineages, our stories, and our fights. The performers share their self written music and move between places of biography and fiction in order to end up where they are today: on this stage, performing in front of you.
Funded by NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Kulturbüro, Stadt Dortmund, Stadt Bochum
A research residency as part of the Full Spin Physical Theatre Festival 2021.
Is the body dangerous? Where does danger live inside your body? And how to access it through movement?
A conversation between dance and writing with author and performer Storm Vogel, musician and disability rights activist Mira Thompson, ex-pastor Synco Meyburg, and myself.
This video is partly in German.
September 2021 Kulturbunker Köln Mülheim
March 2022 Cheers for Fears Festival tanzhaus nrw
April 2022 Theater am Schlachthof Neuss
Artistic direction: Otto Calmeijer Meijburg & Filu (Hannah) Sampé
With: Johanna von Schönenfeld, Marius Lambertz, Marieke Werner, Jonas Sampé
Poster design: Hildegard Oehler
Photography: Silviu Guiman
A STARLAB production
Who does the stage belong to? Why do so many dream of fame? What would I say or do if I was suddenly on a large stage? Would I have something to say? Why is it sometimes so difficult to show yourself, and how do we want to be seen by others? Why are we always performing for others and when do we take a break?
And what role does music play in all this?
In 'Im Rampenlicht' four performers ask themselves these and many other questions. While singing, improvising spoken word performances, dancing, acting and playing instruments they explore the spaces between dream and reality. They take the stage, just for tonight.
Funded by Neustart Kultur Fonds Darstellende Künste #Take Action, Wiederaufnahme Förderung Fonds Darstellende Künste