love at first sight #6

festival van (nieuwe) makers 16 — 25 2021 antwerp

Leon Rogissart & Paul Boereboom

Leon Rogissart (b. 1995) is a director who considers virtual reality to be the ultimate presentation platform, for it gives him the possibility of creating a world in which spectators can converse with themselves without external stimuli. Besides VR, he always searches for a place in his theatrical work where the audience can disappear, so as to connect with a world of inner vibration. Having played the violin since the age of five, music plays an important role in his life and work. It is music that enables him to communicate the ineffable in the most potent way.

Paul Boereboom (b. 1980) is a scenographer based in Amsterdam. "I have a profound love for tactility and am fascinated by the human body as a starting point for designing space. Human behaviour and nature are two interests that continue to bring up questions that I try to explore in my research. My work comprises spatial design, installations and costume design."