Jacqueline van de Geer was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 2005. She holds a degree in both visual and performance arts. Growing up in Rotterdam, a scarred place that was accidentally bombed twice during World War II, taught her a ’do a lot with almost nothing’-approach to her practice. She works in Europe and Canada as a performer and theatrical DJ. Since coming to Montreal, Jacqueline has started to write short plays and create solo works that are bilingual, non linear, and somewhat dada-inspired.
In her performances, she likes to challenge herself and her audience in a non-invasive way. Jacqueline hopes to create a space where participants can open up to a collective experience: to share, to exchange, to be touched, and to speak out. Her work focuses on issues of intimacy and reconnection. This happens in various settings such as a gallery, a hotel room, a hall corner, a tent, or an exterior performance space. Offering possibilities for participation with her audience keeps the work feeling fresh and alive. She is thrilled to be part of the Montreal eclectic arts community, which has generously welcomed her since her big move across the Atlantic.