Saturday 30 April 2011
5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
Ivo van Hove began his career as a stage director in 1981, working with plays he had written himself (Ziektekiemen, Geruchten). He was artistic manager at AKT, Akt-Vertical and De Tijd, successively. Between 1990 and 2000 he was the director at Het Zuidelijk Toneel.
Since 2001, Van Hove has been general director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam (the Amsterdam Theatre Group). He has coordinated productions at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Venice Biennale, the Holland Festival, Theater der Welt in Germany, the Wiener Festwochen in Vienna, as well as working in London, Canada, Lisbon, Paris, Verona, Hannover, Porto, Cairo, Poland and New York. He has directed companies from the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Staatstheater in Stuttgart and the New York Theatre Workshop. He produced Thuisfront for Dutch television and his first cinematic film, Amsterdam, came out in 2009. Ivo van Hove directed the musical Rent for Joop van den Ende. From 1998 to 2004, he was festival manager of the Holland Festival, where he presented an annual selection of international theatre, music, opera and dance. Since 1984, he has worked as part of the artistic management of the Department of Dramatic Art at Hogeschool Antwerpen. At the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Van Hove has recently directed Angels in America by Tony Kushner, the marathon performance of Roman Tragedies based on the work of Shakespeare, Opening Night by John Cassavetes, Rocco and his brothers by Luchino Visconti and Teorema based on the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini (in partnership with the Ruhrtriennale), Antonioni Project by Michelangelo Antonioni, Cries and whispers by Ingmar Bergman, La voix humaine by Jean Cocteau and Summer trilogy by Carlo Goldoni.
At the Vlaamse Opera, he staged a production of Lulu (Alban Berg) and the complete Ring Cycle by Wagner (2006-2008). He put on a production of Janàcek’s De Zaak Makropoulos and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta for the De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam.
Van Hove has received regular many accolades, including two Obie Awards for the best production of an off-Broadway production in New York (for More Stately Mansions and Hedda Gabler), the East Flanders Oeuvre Prize (1995), the Theatre Festival Prize (1996) and the Archangel Award at the Edinburgh Festival (1999). He was made a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2004. In 2007 he received the Prijs van de Kritiek in the Netherlands, a prize awarded by theatre critics. In 2008, he also received the Prosceniumprijs, a Dutch theatre prize, together with Jan Versweyveld.
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