When We’ll Fly

Autumn has arrived and now that the leaves of a clouded year form the foundation for a new season, I can go back to directing. And I did that with an adaptation of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters. A piece about wanting, desires and dreams, but above all about being stuck in an old Russian lockdown. …

The Great Noise

Much has been said, much has been listened to and much has been thought in this year’s pandemic. About who we are as humanity, what we create and leave behind. About who I am as a human being, as an artist, as a person. The Great Noise (and how it was found) is my conclusion, …

Nightingales

Once upon a time there was a wonderful plan to make a documentary with lots of people and lots of music. And then everything was locked. This is plan two, formed in times of pandemic, in which I went looking for night thoughts, dreams and fears together with the isolated students of Maastricht. What happens …

De Kronkelklok

De Kronkelklok, or the Twisted Clock, is a visual work from 2020, 40×50 cm.

Rodin – An Exhibition

After two months of chasing Auguste Rodin’s past, present and perhaps even future, I hosted an exhibition with many of my thoughts, drawings and findings. An open atelier filled with art, travels and stories. THE ROAD TO RODIN This is not an exhibition of Rodin’s work. Let me start by saying that. There are plenty of filled …

Scenes from: Incendies

In the dark months of this year, I worked on Incendies, a play by Wajdi Mouawad on a family drama in the midst of war and fleeing, which ended as Kecharitomene, a collection of scenes and sand drawings. A WAR THAT ISN’T MINE Briefly, the play: Incendies is about Nawal, mother of Jeanne and Simon, who …

Vissi d’Arte

Vissi d’Arte tells the story of many young immigrants who try to cross the borders of Europe and find out that what seemed to be a warm and welcoming continent, is in fact not taking people in without receiving something in return. THE FIGHT FOR EUROPE For Fashionclash and Dress to Protest I sat down with …

Scenes from: Gif

For my third directed piece at the Toneelacademie I worked with a text of playwright Lot Vekemans about the uncomfortable meeting of a former couple at the cemetery of their deceased son. It was also my first experiment with scent in theatre. A COFFEE MACHINE Gif, or poison in English, is a Dutch play about a …

Multitudine

In collaboration with Fashionclash Festival I made and played Multitudine, an opera in five languages ​​and in five minutes. It questions the masks of people and the amount of lies and appearances behind which our modern Western culture is hiding. ORLANDO AND VIRGINIA Together with my drama school class, I did a performance in a …

Once Upon A Town

At the Once Upon a Town festival in Maastricht, I read out letters from peers from other countries than the Netherlands about their sense of home and homeland. Nostalgia, forgotten dishes and stories from grandma all came up, but also plans for the future and worries that inspired and made us think. A ROAD HOME …