Jan Versweyveld

Jan Versweyveld © Henri Verhoef.jpg

Set & Lighting Designer

Awards

2017 Molière Award for Visual Creation for Les Damès

2016 Knight of Illumination Award for Song from Far Away.

2015 Amsterdam Award for the Arts for Proven Quality (with Ivo van Hove)

2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for Scenes From a Marriage

Bessie Award in New York for scenography of Drumming Live

 OBIE Award for Hedda Gabler

2008 Prosceniumprijs, a Dutch theatre prize, together with Ivo van Hove.

Nominations

2018 Olivier Award for Best Lighting for Network at the National Theatre

 


Jan Versweyveld received his training at the Sint Lucas Institute in Brussels and at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. In the 1980s, he and Ivo van Hove were two of the founders of the Flemish theatre groups Akt/Vertikaal and Toneelproducties De Tijd. Jan designs set and light across theatre, dance and opera on an international scale. 


Network - National Theatre
It’s a tremendous performance enhanced by the decision of van Hove and Versweyveld to treat the stage as if it were a studio. We see the bustle of a nightly news show, TV lights descend from the fly tower like predatory beasts and a giant upstage screen presents a constant barrage of images ranging from ads for bras and cars to documentary footage of Gerald Ford and Billy Graham.
— ★★★★★ The Guardian
Lazarus - King’s Cross Theatre
Blazingly original and disconcertingly weird, Lazarus is of a piece with its principal creator David Bowie’s own artistic output...Director Ivo van Hove and designer Jan Versweyveld, who has also lit it gorgeously, set it in a rectangular white box, recalling their work for Simon Stephens’s Song from Far Away at the Young Vic last year.
— ★★★★ The Stage
A View From The Bridge
an exhilarating production, assured and perilous, abstract and concretely physical
— ★★★★★ The Guardian

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

The Six Brandenburg Concertos (World Premiere) Rosas, Chor. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Set & Lighting Des. Jan Versweyveld
Boris Godounov Opera national de Paris, Dir. Ivo Van Hove, Video Des. Tal Yarden, Costume Des. An D'Huys
Network Broadway, Dir. Ivo Van Hove, Video Des. Tal Yarden, Lighting & Set Des. Jan Versweyveld
A Little Life Toneelgroupe Amsterdam, Dir. Ivo Van Hove, Costume Des. An D'Huys

2017

Production

Company

Network National Theatre, Dir. Ivo Van Hove, Set & Lighting Des. Jan Versweyveld, Video Design. Tal Yarden
Kleine Selen Ruhr Triennale Gladbeck, Dir. Ivo Van Hove
Dagboek van een verdwenene Kaaitheater Brussel, Dir. Ivo Van Hove
Ibsen Huis Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Dir. Simon Stone
Obsession Barbican Theatre (London), Dir. Ivo Van Hove
Cosi fan tutte Opera de National de Paris, Dir. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Mitten wir im leben sind Ruhr Triennale Gladbeck, Dir. Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker
Hedda Gabler National Theatre & UK Tour, Dir. Ivo Van Hove, Set & Lighting Des. Jan Versweyveld

2016

Production

Company

De dingen die voorbijgaan Ruhr Triennale Gladbeck, Dir. Ivo Van Hove
Husbands and Wives Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Dir. Simon Stone
Les Damnés Comédie Française, Dir. Ivo Van Hove

2015

Production

Company

De stille kracht Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Dir. Ivo Van Hove
Vu du pont Theatre National de l'Odeon, Dir. Ivo Van Hove
Lazarus New York & West End, Dir. Ivo Van Hove, Set & Lighting Des. Jan Versweyveld, Video Des. Tal Yarden
Kings of War Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Dir. Ivo Van Hove
De Kersentuin Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Dir. TG Stan
Antigone Young Vic, Dir. Ivo Van Hove,Set & Lighting Design: Jan Versweyveld

2014

Production

Company

A View From The Bridge The Young Vic, Dir. Ivo Van Hove, Set & Lighting Des. Jan Versweyveld
The fountainhead Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Dir. Ivo Van Hove
Medea Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Dir. Simon Stone