Scenographer and light designer Theun Mosk (b. 1980, Ijlst) has worked with Boukje Schweigman since they met at the Academie voor Theater en Dans (ATD) at Amsterdam’s Univerity of the Arts. He was jointly responsible for developing the concept and design of much of Schweigman&’s repertoire.
“Someone says something, you respond and then the ideas begin to take shape.” Theun Mosk believes passionately in collecting ideas and in the benefit of never confining yourself to a style or technique. Since graduating in Theatre Technical from the ATD and Theatre Design (at the Gerrit Rietveld School of Fine Arts) he has always enjoyed the collaborative process, working as theatre-maker, set and lighting designer and maker of autonomous installations. These projects often involved many participants and working with an artistic team to produce a unique individual idiom. Mosk received the Charlotte Köhler Prize in 2007, was selected for the Prague Quadrennial in that same year and in 2011. In 2017 he was awarded the Proscenium Prize for his contribution to the Dutch stage in 2017.
Mosk has worked with Michel van der Aa, Robert Wilson, English National Opera, Jetse Batelaan, Piet Paris, Ann van de Broek, Design Museum Den Bosch, David Mitchell, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Medhi Walerski, Maritime Museum, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Toneelgroep Oostpool, Boukje Schweigman, Arnhem Fashion Biënnale, Mattijs van Bergen, Netherlands Photo Museum Rotterdam, Oerol Festival, Ballet BC Vancouver, Theaterfestival Boulevard, Veenfabriek/Paul Koek, Toneelhuis Antwerp, Theater Rotterdam, Touki Delphine and the Frisian Nature Museum for the European Cultural Capital in 2018.
More information on Theun’s work can be found on his website.
“Erf – we worked with a group of 60 people, all from different backgrounds, young and old, at the edge of the woods. It was remarkable to see how everyone bonded and how the audience sensed that. A really amazing experience.”
—Theun on his favourite Schweigman& performance