Clement & Sanôu

Set, costumes and light designers

  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 analyzed from the start to be tested against the visual dramaturgical concept of a performance.   In 2010 they started their own opera compan
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y with director Lotte de Beer, Operafront.   Clement and Sanôu have worked with different directors such as Lotte de Beer, Michiel Dijkema, Marcel Sijm, Jim Lucassen and Robert Nemack. Their productions included Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Die Entfürung aus dem Serail, Puccini’s La Bohème, Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Marschner’s Der Vampyr, de Raaff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe, and Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe.   Clement & Sanôu have also worked with Pierre Audi on Monteverdi’s La tragedia d’Orfeo for Opera Studio Nederland. In this production they designed the scenography, as well as the costumes and light.   Recent and upcoming highlights include the productions of Boulevard Solitude at the Royal Danish Theatre, Hänsel und Gretel at the Dutch National Opera and Orpheus in the Underworld at the Opera national de Lorraine in a co-production with Angers Nantes Opera., La  Traviata at Kammeroper Wien, The New Prince at the Dutch National Opera and Rusalka and Carmen in Essen and Orleanskaja deva at Theater an der Wien.
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News/Quotes

“Visueel is The New Prince een spektakel van de eerste orde” – Het Parool

“In deze strak gegoreografeerde voorstelling, die een grote hoeveelheid aan scènewisselingen bevat, strooit ze [Lotte de Beer] met vondsten en effecten, geholpen door het inventieve decor van het ontwerpersduo Clement & Sanôu. – De Volkskrant

“De enscenering is rauw, minimalistisch en direct, waardoor elke scène bij de toeschouwer keihard ‘binnenkomt’. Chapeau!” – Theaterkrant

“The Dutch set designers Clement & Sanôu works cunningly with the turning stage, that can turn a great center block into murky facades of city-nothing, luxury interior or imprisonment – into anything, that can take us from scene to scene in the opera. Brilliant.” – Gregersdh

“Ausstattungsduo Clement & Sanôu entwirft dafür grandiose, teils beklemmende Bilder. – Der Westen