Jellie Dekker (1950) 
                                                                       

Educated as television director at Santbergen Media Institute, Hilversum.
Since 1983 tv-director at NOS/NPS Public Broadcasting.
From 2007 onwards freelance film & video director.
Since 2007 co-organizer Monday Match BIMhuis Amsterdam.


Since 1983 Jellie Dekker has been a director of music and dance programmes at public broadcaster NTR-TV (formerly NOS and NPS) in The Netherlands. She directed many registrations of opera and ballet: works by o.a. Mozart and Kagel with The Netherlands Opera,  ballets as Romeo and Julia, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Green Table (with The Dutch National Ballet) as well as work by contemporary choreographers as Van Dantzig, Duato, Van Manen and Wubbe. Next to that, she has been working with quite a number of contemporary choreographers on film- and video-adaptations, as well as on contemporary music productions.

Dekker directed many live broadcasts, a.o. the 10th Eurovision Young Dancer Competition from the Municipal Theatre in Amsterdam.

Next to long documentaries about the unknown Dutch dance history, of Hans Snoek - director of Scapino Ballet - and prima ballerina Alexandra Radius, she also made profiles of contemporary choreographers and dancers.

Sulphur, a dance movie made in close collaboration with choreographers Leine/Roebana, was screened at Springdance and Cadance Festival, and numerous dance movie festivals all over the world. As was Tuin van Eros / Eros Garden by choreographer Rudi van Dantzig and composer Louis Andriessen - in combination with the documentary by Paul Cohen winner of the Dance Screen Award 2005.

Since some years Dekker is working as an independent director/producer, which resulted in short dance and music films - for broadcast but also for theater and the internet - but mostly in documentaries.
She worked with dance improviser Michael Schumacher on Instant Steps (2001), portrayed composer Misha Mengelberg ( AFIJN, 2006, which was shown at numerous festivals all over the world), percussionist Han Bennink (Hazentijd, 2009), researched the life of Sonia Gaskell, founder of the Dutch National Ballet (Mevrouw / Madame, 2010), Nureyev's collaboration with the Dutch National Ballet (A Russian in the polder, 2011), theaterdirector Annemarie Prins working in Cambodia on a piece about genocide (Dit Terzijde / By The Way, 2012) and the musical paths of composer/pianist Guus Janssen (De Buitenbocht / The Outside Lane, 2013).
Her last documentary film about Dutch dance legend Jaap Flier - Jaap Flier, Solo
- can be watched on Vimeo.

   

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