Gerard Mosterd studied academic, modern and folk dance and music at the Royal Conservatory and at the Rijksscholengemeenschap of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. After completing his studies, he then danced as a professional dancer with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Hwa Kang Dance Company Taipei, London Festival Ballet, Dutch National Ballet , Concordanse in Paris, the Stadttheater Basel and the Ulmer Stadttheater.
In 1996 Gerard Mosterd started making independent alternative dance performances in Melkweg in Amsterdam. From 2002 his productions traveled annually through theaters and festivals in Southeast Asia and in particular in Indonesia. Up to now he has realized more than forty dance performances, several of which toured extensively through Asia and the Netherlands. He regularly collaborates with influential Indonesian performing artists, including Boy G. Sakti, Martinus Miroto, Eko Supriyanto, Sri Qadariatin, Rudy Wowor and Didik Nini Thowok.
In 1999 Mosterd created an eclectic, modern dance performance, Ketuk Tilu on Jaipongan music from West Java , a choreography about banned erotic expression. In the course of the years various versions of this performance will follow, including one with text by writer Alfred Birney.
In 2000, around the Dutch state visit by Emperor Akihito of Japan and the demonstrating Indies veterans, he performed the solo performance Angin, in the Hague, Pasar Malam , danced by the Japanese dancer Shintaro Oue.
In 2002 he arrived in the Indonesian performing arts world, on the encouragement of the Indonesian dance authority Farida Oetoyo with the performance Lichtende Schemering (Luminescent Twilight). This was a performance about the failure of a Eurasian marriage. After a tour through Dutch theaters, this was played in theaters on Java and Bali.
Unfolding (2004) was a short, physical performance with electronics and film. This solo performance played at various international locations.
In 2007 he pioneered a collaborative project, Paradise … a Woman? around the matrilineal Minangkabau from the highlands of Padang in West Sumatra. This project, performed by the Silat warriors of Gumarang Sakti, played along about 60 theaters in South East Asia and Europe accompanied by lectures and workshops about the disappearing matriarchy.
After this project, a Dutch tour of Ibu Bhumi followed in 2009, an educational collaboration project with Benny Krisnawardi.
In 2011 Mosterd toured Indonesian theaters with a Javanese version of Stravinsky ‘s L’Histoire du Soldat, (under the subtitle Mau Ketemu Iblis? ) Performed by the Dutch Chamber Music Company and prominent Javanese performers. The same production opened in June 2012 the 11th Indonesian Dance Festival in Jakarta accompanied by a series of lectures, workshops and film screenings.
Dan Ada Sebuah Kotak (2012) was a group show for Sumber Cipta in Jakarta, the ballet company of Farida Oetoyo commissioned by the Erasmushuis Jakarta. It was his first collaboration with journalist / poet and human rights activist Goenawan Mohamad.
In 2010 Mosterd started the agency Kantorpos that facilitates the exchange of artists between Asia, Western and Eastern Europe. The first project was a Russian ballet gala in Manila with stars of the Mariinsky and the Bolshoi Ballet. From 2016, Kantorpos-Music Theater Stage Management will also produce large-scale opera and ballet productions as well as tours with Asian performances such as Miroto, Sutra Dance Theater and Wangnin Bunmei.
Mosterd is since 2013 connected as “resident principal”, guest choreographer and teacher at Eksotika Karmawhibhangga Indonesia / EKI Dance Company in Jakarta.
Kamu / jij (2014) was a Louis Couperus ‘ colonial, erotic thriller. The silent power inspired, modern dance theater performance that played in a series of theaters throughout the Netherlands, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Gerard Mosterd danced and acted as an antagonist in the Indonesian all-star film Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto (2015) by film director Garin Nugroho.
In 2017 he made the performance A Javanese L’Histoire du Soldat for Dutch stages with the New European Ensemble and Wieteke van Dort . The text for this was written by poet, journalist and human rights activist Goenawan Mohamad.
A Javanese L’Histoire du Soldat
(in preparation for South East Asia tour)
(Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Pekan Baru, Lanjong-Kutai, Banjarmasin, Singapore) plus workshops.
Full evening music theater performance with New European Ensemble and Reza Rahadian, text Goenawan Mohamad
Ketuk Tilu Duet
(Padang, Banjarmasin version) Indonesia tour plus workshops
(Padang, Pekan Baru, Balikpapan version) Indonesia tour (4) performances with Shafiq Yussof plus workshops
A Javanese L’Histoire du Soldat
(Premiere The Hague (20) full-length performances by the Netherlands)
with New European Ensemble , Wieteke van Dort, Frans Leidelmeijer, Hendro Yuliyanto, Siko Setyanto, Rury Avianti
(Premiere Surabaya) Belle Surabaya, Ciputra Hall, full-length group performance plus workshops
Unfolding (version Kuala Lumpur, Yogyakarta)
Indonesia tour (6) with Maria Devonne plus workshops, Sime Darby Arts Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Jogja International Street Arts Festival, Asia Tri Festival Yogyakarta, Bedog Festival Yogyakarta plus workshops
(Ketuk Tilu/Kuala Lumpur version (2) Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival with January Low and Raziman Sarbini
(Amsterdam) Indomania Melkweg/Rabozaal Stadsschouwburg with Joke Zijlstra
L’Histoire du Soldat
(Jakarta (2) full-length music theater performance, Salihara Festival Jakarta with Rudy Wowor , Hendro Yuliyanto, Siko Setyanto , Rury Avianti , text by Goenawan Mohamad
(Singapore (2) group performance, Lasalle Institute for the Arts Singapore
A Javanese / Indonesian L’Histoire du Soldat
(Yogyakarta / Amsterdam / Amersfoort (4 ) Full evening-music theater performance, Dutch-Indonesian Tour with Rudy Wowor, Miroto, Avianti, Yuliiyanto and Insomnio Ensemble, text by Goenawan Mohamad plus lectures and workshops
Dan Ada Sebuah Kotak…
(Premiere Jakarta) Schouwburg Festival Gedung Kesenian Jakarta group performance with Sumber Cipta by Farida Oetoyo
A Javanese L’Histoire du Soldat
(Jakarta) Full-length music theater performance, Indonesian Dance Festival Jakarta with Jakarta Symphony Orchestra, Eko Supriyanto, Martin Miroto, Sri Qadariatin, Jamaluddin Lative plus lectures and workshops
(Premiere Yogyakarta/Jakarta /Amsterdam / Antwerp (5) group performance, Indonesian-Dutch-Belgian tour with ao Martinus Miroto, Sri Qadariatin plus workshops
Mau Ketemu Iblis?… L’Histoire du Soldat
Premiere: Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang, Jakarta (9) Performances
Full-length music theater performance, Indonesian tour with Dutch Chamber Music Company, Jamaluddin Latief , Eko Supriyanto, Martinus Miroto, Sri Qadariatin and Slamet Gundono
(Premiere Amersfoort (2) Performances
Kunsthal Kade with Julia Mitomi
(Premiere Jakarta (3) Performances Erasmushuis Jakarta with Julia Mitomi
Gamelan & Jazz
(Premiere The Hague (2) Group performance, Tong Tong Fair with Boi Akih
Unfolding & Ketuk Tilu
(Premiere Amsterdam) 13 performances by the Netherlands with Julia Mitomi
(Surabaya (2) group performances Belle, Surabaya
(Amersfoort/Utrecht /Rotterdam/Leiden (24) performances
Centraal Museum Utrecht, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Laken Hal Leiden, De Parade Amersfoort with Julia Mitomi
(Premiere Amsterdam) 20 performances through the Netherlands plus workshops
Educational, interdisciplinary, full evening group performance with Benny Krisnawardi, Maria Bernadeta Apprianti, Bayu Limawanto and four amateur dancers.
Mozart Ballet Variations & Soup of the Day vo.2
(Premiere Jakarta) Full evening group performances for dance group Lucia Tanoto, Jakarta, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta plus workshops
Ketuk Tilu Revised
Premiere (The Hague (2 ) Interdisciplinary group dance performance
Pasar Malam Besar The Hague with Alfred Birney, Julia Mitomi, Wendel Spier, Laura Witzleben, Winston Arnon
Unfolding (Video Version)
(Den Bosch) Peanut Butter Festival with Wendel Spier
Paradise… a Woman?/Bundo Kanduang
Premiere Jakarta/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur/Singapore/Amersfoort/Düsseldorf) Interdisciplinary, intercultural, full-length group dance performance. 56 performances in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia , Thailand, the Netherlands and Germany with Gumarang Sakti, Boi Sakti and three European dancers.
Unfolding (2nd version)
Amsterdam/Dartmouth/Lombok/Yogyakarta/Singapadu (5) performances with Wendel Spier or Agung Gunawan
Kamu – You
(Premiere Amersfoort/Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta) Full evening-group performance.
Netherlands and Indonesia Malaysia tour-19 performances plus workshops
Singapore (2) Group performance for Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg
Singapore (3) performances Lasalle Institute for the Arts with Ming Wei Poon
(Premiere Jakarta) Group performance for 14 dancers from IPPB Jakarta, Graha Bhakti Jakarta
(Premiere Tilburg) Group performance for Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg
Unfolding (1st version)
(Amsterdam) Hortus Botanicus with Fleur Hagemans
Stretching Time / Jam Karet
(Premiere The Hague/Jakarta) Full-length duet with Wendel Spier and Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Plukel, Pasar Malam Besar The Hague, Indonesian Dance Festival Jakarta
Long Tales, Tall Shadows
(Premiere Amersfoort (3) Group performance with Kay Patru , Wendel Spier, Sau Ching Wong, Dutch tour
Please Let Me See Your Face
(Premiere Amersfoort/Jakarta (18 plus workshops ) Full Evening duet with Wendel Spier, Jerome Meyer and Renadi Santoso. Tour Netherlands, Indonesia , Gedung Kesenian Jakarta Festival, Selasar Sunaryo Bandung, Yogyakarta International Arts Festival, ISI Solo, Simpang Surabaya, Denpasar 9 performances plus workshops
(Premiere Amersfoort (5) performances Prize winning group performance for amateur performers for BKE / Scholen in de Kunst Amersfoort
(Premiere Amersfoort /Jakarta) Full evening duet with Ester Natzijl and Ming Wei Poon. Tour through the Netherlands(12) and Indonesia(9) plus workshops. Gedung Kesenian International Festival Jakarta, Festival Cak Durasim Surabaya, Yogyakarta International Festival, STSI Bandung, Solo ISI, ISI Denpasar
Soup of the Day
Premiere Tilburg (2) Group performance for Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg
(Premiere The Hague (2) Duet with Ming Wei Poon and Lonneke van Leth, Pasar Malam Besar, The Hague
(Premiere Maastricht/The Hague (4) With Gerard Mosterd or Shintaro O-Ue
(Premiere Tilburg (2) Group performance for Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg
(Premiere Amsterdam /The Hague /Eindhoven/Hanover (7) Group performance, Melkweg Amsterdam, Pasar Malam Besar The Hague, International Choreography Competition Hannover
(Premiere Amsterdam) Solo for the Dalai Lama festival Melkweg Amsterdam with Gerard Mosterd
I Really Love You
(Premiere Amsterdam (2) Duet for National Ballet Choreography Workshop with Cyrille de la Barre and Jennifer Karius
Mental Mechanics into Dripping Senses
(PremiereAmsterdam/ Antwerp / Hanover) Duet, Melkweg Amsterdam with Sandra Holtzappel, Marianne Valkenburg or Yellie Emmerink, Gerard Mosterd. De Beweeging Antwerp, International Choreography Competition Hannover
Executive Professional Dancer
1997-1997 Voortman and de Jonge Rotterdam
1996-1996 Hardbeat Amsterdam
1994-1995 Ulmer Ballet
1993-1994 Basel Ballet
1992-1993 Concordanse Paris
1989-1992 English National Ballet
1987-1989 London Festival Ballet
1986-1986 Hwa Kang Dance Company Taipei
1985-1987 Royal Ballet of Flanders Antwerp
2018 – Present MTSM BV organization and coproduction tours opera and ballet performances esp from Eastern Europe to Dutch and Belgian theaters (including National Opera Odessa, Grand Opera Poznan, Kiev Ballet)
2016 – Present Kantor Pos-Music Theater Stage Management-organization tours opera and ballet performances from East Europe through Dutch and Belgian theaters and Dutch tour A Javanese L’Histoire du Soldat in collaboration with New European Ensemble
2010 – 2016 kantorpos.nl Tour management for Miroto, Sutra Dance Theater and Wangmin Bunmei. Tour through the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain , Russian Ballet Gala in Manila in association with Ballet Manila, initiation and coordination for exchange project between Singapore Dance Theater and Ballet Manila
2008 – 2008 Tour manager for World Music Theater Festival, international tour Bunraku group, Japan
2002 – 2008 Tour manager ANMARO Asia Arts-international tours of Miroto and Sen Hea Ha
Dance audience interview with John Neumeier, Igone de Jong, Jan Linkens, Annemieke Keurentjes, Contact Gonzo
Latitudes interview with Jecko Siompo, Goenawan Mohamad, Contact Gonzo
2019 (In preparation) Head of programming in collaboration with dramaturge Bo Tarenskeen Festival Sambal! De Balie Amsterdam, Company theater Amsterdam, EYE Amsterdam, LAB 111 Amsterdam
2016 Programming Assistant-Europe on Screen Festival Jakarta
2015 Head programming for the Indomania festival, Melkweg Amsterdam
2012-2014 Film programmer Cinemasia Amsterdam
Romeo & Juliet – Sir Frederick Ashton Swan Lake – Natalia Makarova / Sir Frederick Ashton /Petipa Symphony in C – George Balanchine Tombeau de Couperin – George Balanchine Bolero – Maurice Bejart Prince Igor – Nicholas Beriozoff/Michail Fokine Scheherazade – Nicholas Beriozoff/Michail Fokine Cruel Garden – Christopher Bruce/Lindsay Kemp Symphony in Three Movements – Christopher Bruce White Nights – Kim Brandstrup Grafin Maritza – Dimas Casinha Quartet I – Nils Christe Rite of Spring, punk rock version – Michael Clark (commissioned by London Festival Ballet ) Onegin – John Cranko The Taming of the Shrew – John Cranko Hardbeat – Yusuf Daniels Romeo & Juliet – Rudi Van Dantzig Shaker Loops – Siobhan Davies Carmen – Mats Ek Petrouchka – Mikhail Fokine Polowetser Dancing from Prince Igor – Mikhail Fokine Les Sylphides – Michail Fokine Le Specter de la Rose – Mikhail Fokine Coppelia – Ronald Hynd The Sanguine Fan – Ronald Hynd Child’s play and – Jiri Kylian Etudes – Harald Lander Echoing of Trumpets – Anthony Tudor Anastasia/Sleeping Beauty – Youri Vamos The Miraculous Mandarin/Wooden Prince – Youri Vamos Nutcracker – Youri Vamos Heartgrenade – Voortman & De Jonge Anne Frank – Maurizio Wainrot Tango’s – Maurizio Wainrot
Petrouchka – Niels Bjorn Larsen/Mikhail Fokine Easy Tango’s – Luc De Layresse Iberia – Andre Leclair Faust – Andre Leclair Graduation Ball – David Lichine The Moor’s Pavane – Jose Limon Anastasia – Sir Kenneth MacMillan Ajakaboembie – Hans Van Manen Septet Extra – Hans Van Manen Unisono – Hans Van Manen Nuestros Valses – Vicente Nebrada Petrouchka Variations – John Neumeier Death and the Maiden – Robert North Romeo & Juliet – Rudolf Nureyev Paquita – Marius Petipa Romeo & Juliet – Valery Panov Rite of Spring – Valery Panov/Vaslav Nijinsky The Idiot – Valery Panov Moves – Valery Panov Cinderella – Valery Panov Blue Bird – Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov Nutcracker – Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov L’Arlesienne – Roland Petit Dance Style – Qu Ping Othello – Qu Ping Nutcracker – Peter Schaufuss Napoli – Peter Schaufuss/August Bournonville La Sylphide – Peter Schaufuss/August Bournonville Grand Gala du Disque (AVRO) – Barry Stevens Cinderella – Ben Stevenson The Nutcracker – Ben Stevenson “L” – Ben Stevenson Aureole – Paul Taylor Great Galloping Gottschalk – Lynne Taylor Corbett Le Corsaire Pas de deux – Vakhtang Tchaboukiani
Workshops Dance and Choreography, Dance Masterclasses and Choreography and Lectures
Royal Conservatory The Hague
Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg
Artez Dance Academy -Bronbeek- Arnhem
Utan Kayu – Erasmushuis – EKI – Sumber Cipta – LucyTanoto – Caritas – Namarina – Jakarta
ISI- Teater Garasi -LAF- UGM- Yogyakarta
ISI – Marinatari – Solo
Cak Durasim -Belle-Surabaya
Sutra House-ASWARA Kuala Lumpur
Nan Jombang -Padang
2017 Present Concept development, script -treatment writing Walter Spies film with FuWorks, Garin Nugroho
2014-2015 Concept development, script -treatment writing documentary Dancing behind the Shadows with Leonard Retel Helmrich and Orlow Seunke
2014-Camera operator and assistant for single shot cinema demonstrations with and for Leonard Retel Helmrich at IDFA and Dutch Film Academy Amsterdam
2014- Concept development, script -treatment writing dance film Shift with Leonard Retel Helmrich
2014- Actor and dancer: Antagonist in Garin Nugroho’s film Guru Bangsa, Tjokroaminoto
2007-2008-Researcher, translator and text editor for the film Nadra about Bertha Hertogh on behalf of Monsoon Pictures Singapore
2006-2007- Transscriptor, text editor and screener for HUMAN documentary Master Ben by Vuk Janic
1988 Dancer: Pass the Douze dancer in London Festival Ballet film Swan Lake by Natalia Makarova, directed by Thomas Grimm , Kultur Video
1985 – present – Plays staalsnarig, nylonsnarig and electric guitar and teaches regularly (Improvised music, jazz, pop, folk, rock, gypsy jazz)
1976-1985 Classical guitar study at Ocker Toetenel – Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag