Tap dancing to Marije Nie is a symbiosis of movement and sound, in which the rhythm dictates the movement and the movement creates the sound. She is a musician and a dancer rolled into one. She likes its whimsical nature and intense impact. Stripped of traditional and historical aesthetics and musical morals, tap dance is a raw movement-sound technique. From this she developed her own music-dance form that is expressive, complex and versatile.
As a musician with her feet she played a lot of music including jazz (4Beat6), contemporary music (ensemble Jargon), symphonic orchestra (RPhO, LSO), improvised music (Wolter Wierbos, Han Bennink) and electronics (POW ensemble), composors (Theo Loevendie, Maurice Horsthuis). She also work with dancers, puppetplayers, light and video artists. I studied tap with Peter Kuit and music with bass player Arnold Dooyeweerd. In 2007 she won the Jur Naessens Muziekprijs for innovation in music.
Marije Nie is selected for the research project Shadow Feet in 2010.