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Clement & Sanou

Designer Biography

Since 2004 Eddy van der Laan and Pepijn Rozing work together as the designers duo Clement & Sanôu. Their cooperation focuses on all visual elements of a performance: scenography, costume design and light design. Clement & Sanôu's goal is to make a total design in which all elements are in harmony. All disciplines are thoroughly analysed from the start to be tested against the visual dramaturgical concept of a performance.

Clement and Sanôu have worked with different directors such as Pierre Audi, Lotte de Beer, Michiel Dijkema, Marcel Sijm, Jim Lucassen, Johan Doesburg and Robert Nemack. Their productions included PIERROT LUNAIRE by A. Schönberg, DER VAMPYR by H. Marschner, ROBINSON CRUSOE by J. Offenbach, DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL by W.A. Mozart, L'ORFEO by Monteverdi and have played in theatres throughout The Netherlands and festivals like the Gergiev festival, Oerol and the Grachtenfestival. They were given the opportunity to work twice for the Kameroperahuis and with the Nederlandse Reisopera in Enschede they made three successful productions in their Resident Artists Programme.

In june 2012 they had to make for the Dutch National Opera the scenography, costumes and light for the newly written opera WAITING FOR MISS MONROE by Robin de Raaff. This production was a start up for their international career. From 2012 untill now they worked for houses like Theater a/d Wien ( LA BOHÈME - Puccini), Staatstheater Braunschweig (COSÌ FAN TUTTE - Mozart and VIVIER | EIN NACHTPROTOKOLL), Theater Regensburg (TRISTAN & ISOLDE - Wagner), National Theatre of The Netherlands (BLAUWDRUK VOOR EEN NOG BETER LEVEN - I.L. Pfeijffer). Future coming projects are commissioned at the Aalto Theater Essen (RUSALKA- Dvorak), Danish Royal Opera (BOULEVARD SOLITUDE - Henze), Dutch National Opera (HÄNSEL & GRETEL - Humperdick) and the Dutch National Ballet.

In 2010 they started with director Lotte de Beer their own opera company: Operafront.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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