Clement & Sanôu was a Dutch Amsterdam based artist duo, represented by Eddy van der Laan and Pepijn Rozing. They have been collaborating between october 2004 and february 2020.
In their work they have always been focussing on creating a synergy between all visual elements to a stage production - from scenography to costume design to lighting design. Their work was rooted in a dramaturgical concept, developed collaboratively with directors, choreographers, curators or producers, Clement & Sanôu aimed to create comprehensive audience experiences.
Clement and Sanôu have worked with different directors such as Pierre Audi, Lotte de Beer, Ted Brandsen (choreography), Ted Huffman, Michiel Dijkema, Johan Doesburg, Jim Lucassen, Robert Nemack, Marcel Sijm, and Teunkie van der Sluijs.
Their productions included Orleanskaja Deva by Tjaikovsky (Theater a/d Wien), Carmen by Bizet (Aalto Theater Essen), De Meeuw by Tjechov (Amsterdamse Bostheater),The new prince by Mohammed Fairouz (Dutch National Opera), Traviata Remixed by G. Verdi/Moritz Eggert (Operafront and Theater a/d Wien in der Kammeroper), Mata Hari by Tarik O' Reagan (Dutch National Ballet), Orphée aux enfers by J. Offenbach (Opéra National de Lorraine), Hänsel und Gretel by E. Humperdinck (Dutch National Opera), Boulevard Solitude by H.W. Henze (Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen), Rusalka by A. Dvorak (Aalto Theater Essen), Blauwdruk voor een nog beter leven by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (Het Nationale Theater), Tristan und Isolde by Wagner (Theater Regensburg), Così van tutte by W.A. Mozart (Staatstheater Braunschweig), La Boheme by Puccini (Theater a/d Wien in der Kammeroper), Waiting for Miss Monroe by R. de Raaff (Dutch National Opera), L'Orpheo by Monteverdi (Opera Studio Nederland).
Their work has played in theatres throughout Europe and festivals like Holland Festival, Opera Forward Festival, The Münchner Biennale, The Gergiev festival, Oerol and the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.
Operafront was founded in 2011 by director Lotte de Beer, Clement & Sanôu and Kirsten Visser. Our name sounds somewhat warlike. That’s because we’re ready to fight: we want to fight to give opera a right of existence in the 21st century, by telling the stories of the old masterpieces in a language that is understood by audiences of today. Link: www.operafront.com