Martin Butler

Interdisciplinary artist and stage director

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Portret van Martin Butler - Photography: Freudenthal / Verhagen Martin Butler, Freudenthal / Verhagen

Martin Butler is an interdisciplinary artist, and stage director. He was trained in Drama at Manchester University UK, and then later choreography and performance at the SNDO, in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

His work has always bridged and combined various disciplines, dance, theatre, music, film, performance, new media, and fashion, and through this interdisciplinary approach his work explores the new dramatic that the combination of different genres facilitate. 

Since 1998 he has been creating performance work, at various theatres and festivals internationally. 

His work has been shown in the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, LA Design Week, Istanbul Modern, Beijing Design Week, European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrück, Vienna Design Week, Fundación Telefonica in Lima, Photokino, Köln, Øsknehallen, Copenhagen, San Pau Modernista, Barcelona,  Istanbul Design Biennale, Amsterdam Museum, Pixxelpoint Festival in Slovenia, Olympus Photography Playground, Berlin, Seattle Design week,  Inked Dubai, Kasteel Keukenhof, the Netherlands, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, Marres, Maastricht, Salon Amsterdam, and Mediamatic, amongst many others. 

Since 2014 he has been creating new opera and music theatre projects which have been shown at the Festival of Almagro, Spain, Renaissance Music Festival Copenhagen, Musikhuisen, Aarhus, Festival Alte Musik am Bodensee, the European Festival for Church Music, Staatstheater Augsburg, Amuz Antwerpen and the Deutsche Opera Berlin.
 
His award winning Chromatic Dinner project, developed together with Mediamatic in 2017 has been showcased in LA, Rotterdam, Seattle, Dubai, Beijing, London, Vienna, Antwerpen and Amsterdam, which new dates locations planned for 2022.

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