As a teenager, I was captivated by the circus. At Circus Elleboog, I discovered that creating something together gave much more satisfaction than being a solo gymnast on the balance beam. So, I swapped the training hall for the theatre, and I never left. Not even after my HBO studies in Graphic Design. Developing my own visual language was the driving force in my graphic work, and that now extends to the stage: in a scenography, as critical art director, as deviser of pure concepts and in my own graphic company Hanneke Kijkt.
At TENT I am involved as a coach alongside the makers of LOOP, NET and 3. Later as project leader of Be Kind, Being Benjamin and Rocking. I am also the co-director of Romeo & Juliet, PIT, 360 and MAT. The unique, realistic, and exciting world that you can create on stage as a circus artist, with which you can move an audience, will always inspire me.
ROMEO & JULIA • PIT • 360 • MAT