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Sabine Snijders

Designer Biography

Sabine Snijders (1960) is a Dutch costume designer and art director for theater and film. She works for Netherlands' most prominent theater companies such as Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Het ZuidelijkToneel, Nationaal Toneel, De Utrechtse Spelen and RO theater.

Her costumes are dramatic, but always with a certain level of abstraction. All he time looking for new perspectives, she creates with her unique intuitive style costumes with a new meaning, apart from what the text tells the audience. Costumes that evoke feelings, by being beautiful or ugly, weird, raw, unfinished, uneasy or even irritating. It's with these slightly disturbing images that she brings in her own addition, an independent element within the performance.

In this way she reinterpreted for example many of Shakespeare's plays including 'Richard III' (2006), 'As You Like It' (2007) 'King Lear' (2007) 'Romeo and Juliet'(2008) and 'Much To Do About Nothing'(2012). But also Greek tragedies like Timon of Athens (2003) and Oresteia (2014), and modern classics like Wajdi Mouawad's Incendies (2010) and Tracy Letts' August Oklahoma (2011).

She also designs for film and television, a combination she experiences as extremely fruitful. The two disciplines, film and theatre, feed and stimulate each other and challenge her to stay alert. Her work can be seen in many films, including 'The Enclave' (2002), 'Snapshots' (2002), 'The Archives' (2003), 'Nothing to Lose'(2007), 'The Odd One' (2007), 'Uncle Hank' (2011), 'Doodslag' (2012) 'Heaven on Earth' (2013) and Wonderbrothers (2014).

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

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