Artists & Projects Directory
Ellen Knops (Lighting Design) began her career in 1989 lighting music concerts, but quickly switched to designing lights for theater and dance. In 1994 Katie Duck asked Knops to design the lighting for an improvisation performance, with the instruction "surprise me." Since then they have been collaborating. In recent years, she has worked with choreographers David Zambrano, Micheal Schumacher, Gonny Heggen, Nederlands Danstheater 3, and Lily Kiara. Ellen also teaches workshops at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, to share her vision that light can be played with as an autonomous element; light as movement, rather than a static aspect of the performance, which change the sense of space, time and atmosphere.
Mat Voorter (Costume Design) was born in the Netherlands, studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy and works internationally as a creative dancer. His most important collaborations have been with Thomas Hauert and his group ZOO, and David Zambrano. He has performed and created the costumes for Proyecto: Z, Ballroom, ACME, Mandraking, Soul Project and SHOCK. For the dance-talk-show David Zambrano Invites... he created a scenography which continued to transform during the series. He has also created costumes for dance productions by Frans Poelstra/Robert Steijn (Frans Poelstra, his dramaturg and Bach), Deigo Gil (Creating Sense) and Les Slovaks Dance Collective (Opening Night and Journey Home).