About

TeaTime Company started with the hive mind of creators Hannah Rogerson, Bavo De Smedt and Pieter Visser.

Vision

Our vision is to blur the boundaries between our disciplines in order to create one clear movement language.

Our aim is to communicate in a pure, honest and relatable way.

Our virtuosity lies not in the technique behind each movement but in the thought and person behind each movement. We believe strongly in connections, fluidity and the appearance of simplicity. Our performances are expressed through lightness, humour and intricacy.

We create charming and accessible work that carries complex ideas. We seek to highlight our similarities and celebrate our differences. We create and we share.

Founded in 2017, TeaTime Company started as a collaboration between artists Hannah Rogerson, Bavo De Smedt and Pieter Visser. The trio studied, in the fields of contemporary dance and circus, at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Upon discovering their mutual interests and vision they decided to join forces in the creation of their own performing arts company.

So why TeaTime?

Tea is simple.

All it takes is leaves and hot water. Just like tea, our strength lies in simplicity with complexity hidden within. Tea is enjoyed by rich and poor, by one or by many, across nearly every country and culture.

Tea is a pause. A moment to think, communicate and reflect. This is what we want to offer to our audience, to connect with yourself and others.

Whether you need to laugh or cry, admire or critique, whichever background you have. It’s TeaTime.

Team

Founders

Bavo De Smedt
Bavo De Smedt

Bavo De Smedt

Artistic leader, Founder, Performer
Pieter Visser
Pieter Visser

Pieter Visser

Artistic leader, Founder, Performer
Hannah Rogerson
Hannah Rogerson

Hannah Rogerson

Artistic leader (2017-2023), Founder, Performer

Performers

Elysia McMullen
Elysia McMullen

Elysia McMullen

Performer
Performances:
Laila el Bazi
Laila el Bazi

Laila el Bazi

Performer
Performances:
Mitzi Ceusters
Mitzi Ceusters

Mitzi Ceusters

Performer
Performances:
Raff Pringuet
Raff Pringuet

Raff Pringuet

Performer
Róisin Harten
Róisin Harten

Róisin Harten

Performer
Performances:
Tommy Pham
Tommy Pham

Tommy Pham

Performer
Performances:

Technicians

Casper van Overschee

Casper van Overschee

Technician
Rens Plankcaert
Rens Plankcaert

Rens Plankcaert

Technician
Tom Reynaerts
Tom Reynaerts

Tom Reynaerts

Technician

Partners

TeaTime Company has been selected for the New Makers Trajectory (2023/2024), supported by the Dutch National Performing Arts Fund. They are Associated Artist at Panama Pictures, who will be their mentor throughout this trajectory and beyond.
Since starting in 2017, TeaTime Company has been supported by many amazing partners, sponsors and organizations. For all of their support we would like to thank:

Amare Theater
Arts Council Ireland
Buro Piket
Circolito
Circumstances
Circus Centrum
Circusstad Festival
Circuswerkplaats Dommelhof
Cirklabo
Dance Ireland
Dans Brabant
De Nieuwe Vorst
De Ruimte
Deventer op Stelten
Festival Circolo
Circolito
Circumstances
Circus Centrum

Irish Aerial Creation Centre
ISACS
Makersfonds Tilburg
Makershuis Tilburg
National Circus Festival of Ireland
PLAN Brabant
De Ruimte
Deventer op Stelten
Festival Circolo
Fonds Podiumkunsten
Gemeente Tilburg
Het Klooster Breda
Podium Bloos
Shawbrook Dance
Thassos
Theater op de Markt
Tyrone Guthrie Centre
United Cowboys

Timeline

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023