Floriaan Ganzevoort

Floriaan Ganzevoort is a lighting designer for theatre, music, dance and spaces of all kinds. He graduated Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam on the subject ‘Light as a dramaturgical means’. From 2000 on Floriaan makes lighting designs for different companies. Because of his dramaturgical background the light that he design is always strongly connected to the contents of the piece. Floriaan specialises in the consecution of images and the timing thereof.

In 2008, Floriaan founded the Theatermachine together with lighting lighting designer Maarten Warmerdam. This partnership provides an environment in which light is treated in an analytical way and in which light is seen as an important carrier of meaning within the whole of a project. These are not just theatre projects, but the work extends to music, public space, architecture as well as light as an independent art form.

As a lighting designer and scenographer Floriaan has worked with: The Dutch National Opera, Theater Basel, Opéra Montpellier, Ulrike Quade Company, Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway, Swarovski, Van Gogh Museum and many others.

In 2011, Floriaan was awarded together with Rieks Swarte, Jacq. van Eeden en Carly Everaert the TIN Wijnberg Scenografieprijs (the Scenography prize of the Dutch National Theatre Institution) for his light design of The Tempest (De Storm).

Photo: Eddy Wentink