Outdoor Performing Arts Group
The Outdoor Performing Arts Group was created in fall 2018 by dancer Noa Nies and musician Caroline Mirkes. Both artists come from villages situated in the Mullerthal, a nature reserve in the East of Luxembourg, where their first project "Walk your senses" will take place in July 2019. The artists went beyond the use of nature as an invitation to music, like in music clips and perceived nature as the stage itself, allowing a new way of listening, a new way of combining senses, a new way of perception, new acoustics, and the add on of natural outdoor noise. All existence originates in nature. The Outdoor Performing Arts Group takes the audience back to their roots, their senses, their inner conscience, their pure joy.
Caroline Mirkes is a Luxembourgish cellist, pianist and composer. She wrote compositions like Marketplace for orchestra or Poèmes Musicaux for piano. Her passion goes towards the creation of art that allows an intense experience. Caroline organised and led numerous projects and is known for combining music, text, visuals and movements in one performance. She was a grantee of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and the Bourse Michelle and studied Cello Performance at the New York University, the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. In addition, Caroline was a major for harmony and counterpoint and holds a Diplôme Superieur for Piano. Caroline currently studies acting at the Schauspielschule Wien and danced ballet for about 14 years.
Noa Nies is a Luxembourgish dancer and choreographer, dedicating her passion towards new creations. She took her first dance class at the age of five at the Ecole de Musique Echternach and pursued her dance education in ballet, contemporary and jazz dance at the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg, where she is currently doing her Diplôme Supérieur. Curious of broadering her experience, Noa joined several dance masterclasses, beneath others the stage international de Châteauroux and the stage de danse au Centre Chorégraphique de James Carlès. Noa also danced with choreographers like Giovanni Zazzera and joined the dance company of Moa Nunes for the spectacle Encontros in 2018. Noa additionally follows piano classes for many years.