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Loes Schakenbos

Jan KučeraLoes Schakenbos is exploring many different ways to express her creativity, she started travelling around the world as stage manager for Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 3 between 1996 and 2004. During a 2 year break from theater she discovered the beauty of the underwater world, but the theater kept pulling her. After working at Korzo Theater in The Hague as a tour technician and light designer, Loes has started her own business involving light design and technical production for modern dance productions.

Since then, she has been working with choreographer such as Jiří Kylián / Kylian Productions, Jiří Pokorny, André Gingras, Antonin Rioche, Marina Mascarell, Alida Dors and Nanine Linning.

The last years she has been exploring light installations and photography as another way to express her creativity. Of course never forgetting and always trying to use her skills in painting with light. During the pandemic she took the opportunity to learn new skills and studied digital creation.

The light is such an important part of our daily life; it is the rhythm of our days, where the mood of people fluctuates with the amount of sun they can feel on their skin. Being a light designer, i am basically trying to re-create the beauty that is shown to us everyday.

… for instance this amazing moment when the clouds create an opening in the sky to let the beams off the sun radiate through or the light flickering from fish to fish as they group themselves just underneath the surface of the ocean.