Sarah Huygens Jawla (Netherlands)
Huygens-Jawla graduated from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in 2015. She then went in search of her own 'form of creation', taking the personal stories and the bodies of players as her starting point. She feels challenged to bring her black identity into her work to further explore how her identity, with roots in both Europe and West Africa, influences her as a creator. Huygens-Jawla was selected for the New Makers course of the Bijlmer Parktheater and the New Makers Scheme of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. As part of this course, she developed In Between Us at the Bijlmer Parktheater, a regular partner of Julidans.