THE FEARLESS HERO
DANCE FROM THE DEEP TO SAVE THE OCEAN
Oliver Heldens is going to make a spectacular ‘free dive’ to the bottom of the ocean.
In one breath, he will make a dive as deep as possible to raise awareness for the global issue of ‘Plastic Soup’: the enormous amount of plastic waste floating around in the ocean, which threatens marine life.
Once he has reached the deepest point of his dive, he will swim towards a deepsea studio. From this deepsea studio, he will perform an underwater DJ set: ‘Dance from the Deep’.
EVERT JANSEN (Rotterdam 1968) is a producer, director, scuba course director, former royal marine, event production manager and father of 5. He has produced various shows over the last 30 years, these include Shows like Sensation, Mysteryland, Planet Race, Mission Antarctica, Expeditie Robinson (survivor), Eurosonic-Noorderlag, Dancevalley and a number of films, tv programs and series.
When creating the Mission Live Ocean project Evert’s aim is to show the world that we as mankind have a huge problem facing us that is not visible. Evert is an expert in telling the visual story in a progressive way with the passion a story like Mission Live Ocean deserves, and needs.
Nanja van den Broek (born 4 November 1975) is a Dutch world record holder freediver in the discipline Variable Weight.
Nanja van den Broek started freediving in 2001 and in her first competition she immediately set two national records, in the disciplines static and dynamic with fins.
On 31 May 2014, she was the first Dutch male or female to make a freedive to -100 meters (in the discipline No Limits). On 18 October 2015, she set a new world record in the discipline Variable Weight with a dive to -130 meters. She was the first to break a record of the late Natalia Molchanova. This record is also her 30th national record.