Ascon de Nijs
After graduating in in scenography (1992) at the Royal Academy in the Hague, Ascon de Nijs worked for a long time with contemporary choreographers on the international stages.
First with Itzik Galili (Gulbenkian Ballet Lisbon; Finnish National ballet; Chec Nat Ballet Prague; Icelandic Dance Company) and the last 20 years with Guy Weizman and Roni Haver (Shauspielhaus Köln; Göteborg Opera; Ballet Moskwa; Oldenburgisches Staatstheater; Ballet du Nord; Staatstheater Mainz).
"Guy and Roni are my artistic soulmates, my work has developed alongside their repertoire. It’s a unique and exciting journey which we started 20 years ago, still ongoing."
In Holland he makes stage designs for both theatre plays, musical theatre, modern dance, cabaret and operas.
His work diverges from rough and unpolished images to clean and styled designs, with always lots of dynamic and playful elements.