Cherish Menzo


Cherish Menzo (°1988, The Netherlands) graduated in 2013 from The Urban Contemporary (JMD) at the ‘Hogeschool voor de Kunsten’ in Amsterdam. After her graduation she has danced in several productions of various choreographers such as Eszter Salamon, Akram Khan, Leo Lerus, Hanzel Nezza, Olivier Dubois, Lisbeth Gruwez, Jan Martens and Nicole Beutler. Next to her work as a dancer and performer Cherish creates her own work. In 2016 she created the dance performance EFES in collaboration with Nicole Geertruida (Bronze award winner Amsterdam Fringe). This dance duet presents a hypnotic, rhythmical performance that totally absorbs the audience in a metronome-like universe of two people utterly absorbed and driven by the beat (Julian Caddy).

Since 2018, Menzo performs the solo Sorry But I Feel Slightly Disidentified…by Benjamin Kahn. A portrait that aims to trigger the notion of stereotypes. This close collaboration has been initiated in 2017 in the frame of Fraslab (Frascati Productions). The project was quickly followed by LIVE (Veem House for Performance, 2018), a hybrid mix of dance performance and pop/rock concert, made together with musician Müşfik Can Müftüoğlu. In 2019, Cherish presented JEZEBEL, which won an Amsterdam Fringe Award and an International Bursary Award. The production had its premiere on November 5th at Frascati (Amsterdam, NL).

Cherish is a GRIP artist since 2020.

upcoming dates

  • 05.11.2019
    frascati / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 06.11.2019
    frascati / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 11.11.2019
    theater ins blau / LEIDEN (NL)
  • 19.03.2020
    campo nieuwpoort / GHENT (BE)
  • 21.03.2020
    pand 18 / DEN BOSCH (NL)
  • 22.03.2020
    pand 18 / DEN BOSCH (NL)
  • 18.04.2020
    theater rotterdam / ROTTERDAM (NL)
  • 08.05.2020
    la raffinerie – charleroi danse / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 09.05.2020
    la raffinerie – charleroi danse / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 10.05.2020
    la raffinerie – charleroi danse / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 11.05.2020
    la raffinerie – charleroi danse / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 12.05.2020
    la raffinerie – charleroi danse / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 13.05.2020
    la raffinerie – charleroi danse / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 20.05.2020
    centre for contemporary arts / GLASGOW (UK)
  • 03.07.2020
    on location / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 04.07.2020
    on location / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 21.07.2020
    de brakke grond / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 05.09.2020
    frascati / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 06.09.2020
    frascati / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 07.09.2020
    frascati / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 08.09.2020
    frascati / AMSTERDAM (NL)
  • 10.09.2020
    bronks / BRUSSEL (BE)
  • 11.09.2020
    bronks / BRUSSEL (BE)
  • 18.09.2020
    toneelschuur / HAARLEM (NL)
  • 19.09.2020
    toneelschuur / HAARLEM (NL)
  • 24.09.2020
    stuk / LEUVEN (BE)
  • 25.09.2020
    stuk / LEUVEN (BE)
  • 13.10.2020
    campo nieuwpoort / GHENT (BE)
  • 14.10.2020
    campo nieuwpoort / GHENT (BE)
  • 13.11.2020
    tanzquartier wien / VIENNA (AT)
  • 14.11.2020
    tanzquartier wien / VIENNA (AT)
  • 27.11.2020
    wiels / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 28.11.2020
    wiels / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 29.11.2020
    wiels / BRUSSELS (BE)
  • 07.01.2021
    theater kikker / UTRECHT (NL)
  • 08.01.2021
    theater kikker / UTRECHT (NL)
  • 15.01.2021
    chassé theater / BREDA (NL)
  • 26.02.2021
    kc nona / MECHELEN (BE)
  • 03.03.2021
    concordia / ENSCHEDE (NL)
  • 08.03.2021
    theater aan de rijn / ARNHEM (NL)