Bio

Photography: Valentijn Brandt

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.

In june 2012 they had to make for the De Nederlandse 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.

Clement and Sanôu have worked with different directors such as Pierre Audi, Lotte de Beer, Michiel Dijkema, Johan Doesburg, Marcel Sijm, Jim Lucassen and Robert Nemack. Their productions included PIERROT LUNAIRE by A. Schönberg, ORPHEO by Monteverdi, DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL and COSÌ FAN TUTTE by W.A. Mozart, LA BOHÈME by Puccini, TRISTAN UND ISOLDE by Wagner, RUSALKA by A. Dvorak and have played in theatres throughout europe and festivals like Holland Festival, The Münchner Biennale, The Gergiev festival, Oerol and the Grachtenfestival.

In 2010 they started with director Lotte de Beer their own opera company: Operafront. More information: www.operafront.com

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CURRICULUM VITAE CLEMENT & SANÔU

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FUTURE PROJECTS


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december 2015 DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA

Costume design for Humperdinck’s opera HÄNSEL UND GRETEL. Director: Lotte de Beer.

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december 2015 OPÉRA NATIONAL DE LORRAINE

Scenography, costumes and light design for Offenbachs opera ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS. Director: Ted Huffman

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february 2016 DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET

Scenography  and light design for MATA HARI by Tarik O’Regan. Choreography: Ted Brandsen.

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OPERA AND THEATRE PROJECTS


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october 2015 ROYAL DANISH OPERA

Scenography, costume and light for Henze’s opera BOULEVARD SOLITUDE. Director: Lotte de Beer.

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may 2015 AALTO THEATER ESSEN

Scenography, costume and light for Dvorak’s opera RUSALKA.  Conductor: Tomáš Netopil | Director: Lotte de Beer.

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november 2014 NATIONALE TONEEL

Scenography, costume and light for Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer’s BLAUWDRUK VOOR EEN NOG BETER LEVEN. Director: Johan Doesburg.

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september 2014 STADTTHEATER REGENSBURG

Scenography, costume and light for Wagner’s opera TRISTAN UND ISOLDE. Director: Lotte de Beer.

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august 2014 OPERAFRONT | GRACHTENFESTIVAL

Scenography, costume and light for Mozart’s opera COSÌ FAN TUTTE. Director: Lotte de Beer.

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may 2014 MÜNCHNER BIENNALE | STAATSTHEATER BRAUNSCHWEIG

Scenography, costume and light for new written opera VIVIER-ein Nachtprotokoll. Composition: Marco Nikodijevic | Libretto: Gunther Geltinger | Director: Lotte de Beer.

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january 2014 DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA ACADEMIE

Scenography, costume and light for Mozart’s opera COSÌ FAN TUTTE. Director: Lotte de Beer.

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january 2014 STUDIO DUBBELAGENT

Scenography and costume design for Duncan Macmillan’s LONGEN. Director: Teunkie van der Sluis.

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april 2013 STAATSTHEATER BRAUNSCHWEIG

Scenography, costume and light for Mozart’s opera COSÌ FAN TUTTE. Director: Lotte de Beer.

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january 2013 THEATER AN DER WIEN in co-production with NIEUW NEDERLANDS OPERAFRONT

Scenography, costume and light for Puccini’s opera LA BOHÈME. Director: Lotte de Beer.

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june 2012 DE NEDERLANDSE OPERA / HOLLAND FESTIVAL

Scenography, costume and light for the newly written opera WAITING FOR MISS MONROE by Robin de Raaff. World premiere: 9th june 2012. Libretto: Janine Brogt .Conductor: Steven Sloane. Director: Lotte de Beer.

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september 2011 MUZIEKTHEATER AMSTERDAM

Theatrical design for the exhibition IMAGINE for the 25th anniversary of The Amsterdam Music Theatre.

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october 2010 OPERA STUDIO NEDERDLAND

Scenography, costume and light for the opera LE TRAGEDIA D’ORFEO by C. Monteverdi. Conductor: Trisdee na Patalung. Director: Pierre Audi.

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may 2010 JEUGDTHEATER SONNEVANCK

Scenography for the youth theatre play WOESTIJNWIND. Director: Celil Toksoz. Text: Sophie Kassies.

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august 2010 NEW OPERA AMSTERDAM / NEW EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE

Scenography, costume and light for the music theatre play MOONSTRUCK INTOXICATION.
Programme:  SONATA FOR SIX PLAYERS by W. Henze, PIERROT LUNAIRE BY A. Schönberg and MISS DONITHORNE’S MAGGOT by Peter Maxwell Davies. Director: Lotte de Beer. Conductor: Christian Karlsen.

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may 2010 STUDIO DUBBELAGENT

Scenography and costume advise for the theatre play IK WEET VAN GEEN HERINNERING. Text: Timen Jan Veenstra. Director: Teunki van der Sluis.

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february 2010 KAMEROPERAHUIS ZWOLLE

Scenography, costumes and light for the music theatre play HET VLOT VAN DE MEDUSA. Director: Robert Nemack. Composition: Bruno Nelissen.

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june 2009 NATIONALE REISOPERA

Scenography, costumes and make-up for ROBINSON CRUSOE by J. Offenbach for the Resident Artists Programme during the Oerolfestival at Terschelling. Director: Marcel Sijm.

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may 2009 OPIUM VOOR HET VOLK

Costume advise for the theatre play BOVENMENS. Writer and Director: Tom Helmer.

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august 2008 GRACHTENFESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

Scenography for the opera DER VAMPYR by H. Marschner. Director: Michiel Dijkema.

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june 2008 NATIONALE REISOPERA

Scenography, costumes for the opera ZAUBER OHNE FLÖTE by W.A. Mozart (based on ‘Die Zauberflöte’) for the Resident Artists Programme (R.A.P.). Director: Jim Lucassen.

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may 2008 KAMEROPERAHUIS ZWOLLE

Scenography, costumes and light for the music theatre play MOSKOU-PETOESJKI. Director: Robert Nemack. Composition: Bruno Nelissen.

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september 2007 GERGIEV FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

Scenography for the music theatre play PIERROT LUNAIRE by A. Schönberg. Director: Michiel Dijkema.

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february 2007 NATIONALE REISOPERA

Scenography, costumes and light for the opera DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL by W.A. Mozart for the Resident Artists Programme (R.A.P.). Director: Robert Nemack.

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june 2006 HET HOOFD

Scenography and costumes for the music theatre solo KUIL by Simone de Jong. Director: Gusta Geleijnse. Composition: David Dramm.

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march 2006 BABASTIKI

Scenography and costumes for the theatre play UITZICHT OP EEN SLOT by Dascha van Amsterdam (adaptation of F. Schiller’s Maria Stuart). Director: Nynke van den Bergh.

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october 2004 DE THEATERSCHOOL AMSTERDAM (AHK)

Scenography and costumes for the opera FLIEGENDER HOLLÄNDER PROJECT. Final graduation project of director: Robert Nemack. Composition: Marlijn Helder.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN AND OTHER PROJECTS


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june 2009 NATIONALE REISOPERA

Poster and flyer design for the opera ROBINSON CRUSOE.

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april 2009 DANSWERKPLAATS AMSTERDAM

Poster and flyer design for the dance performance BLIKKENOORLOG.

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may 2008 KAMEROPERAHUIS ZWOLLE

Poster and flyer design for the music theatre play MOSKOU-PETOESJKI.

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december 2007 NATIONALE REISOPERA

Poster and flyer design for the opera DIE ENTFÜRHUNG AUS DEM SERAIL.

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january 2006 CAFÉ REIBACH

Styling of café Reibach in Amsterdam.

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october 2005 ROBODOCK FESTIVAL

Design of a sitcorner installation at the NDSM-yard in Amsterdam.

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 & Sanou’s goal is to make a total design in which all elements are harmonized. All disciplines are thoroughly analyzed from the start to be tested against the visual dramaturgical concept of a performance.

Clement and Sanou have worked with different directors such as Lotte de Beer, Michiel Dijkema, Marcel Sijm, Jim Lucassen 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 A. Mozart and have played in theatres throughout Holland and festivals like the Gergiev festival, Oerol and the Grachtenfestival. They were given the opportunity to work twice for the Kameroperahuis and a the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede they made three successful productions in their Resident Artist Program.

Recently they worked with Pierre Audi on LA TRAGEDIA D’ORFEO by Monteverdi for Opera Studio Nederland. In this production they made the design for the scenography, as well as the costumes and light.