THEATRE DIRECTOR - ART ACTIVIST  - PERFORMER
 

Mijn artistiek parcours is opgedeeld in vier artistieke bezigheden; theaterregisseur (o.a. bij Kopergietery, Theater Antigone), performer ( o.a. bij Cirq, Eric De Volder, Abattoir Fermé en Enrique Vargas) dramadocent (o.a. Kunsthumaniora Brussel) en sociaal-artistieke projecten (o.a. vzw  Can'Art, Victoria Deluxe). Deze vier artistieke activiteiten lopen min of meer door elkaar.

Mijn drijfveer is mijn overtuiging dat je met verbeeldingskracht een rechtvaardige en verwelkomende wereld kan creëren. In een samenleving waarin winst en rendement centraal staat wordt de kracht van creativiteit, samenwerking en empathie onderschat. Te vaak worden we gevraagd om verhalen te accepteren die ons alleen als consumenten en werknemers afschilderen in plaats van als makers en communicatoren. Daarnaast hecht ik veel belang aan het idee dat kunst en cultuur essentiële elementen zijn van de ontwikkeling van het individu en van de samenleving.


Op het snijvlak van maatschappij, cultuur en educatie ontwikkelt mijn artistiek werk zich verder vanuit de ‘bouwstenen’ van mijn/de identiteit en actuele vraagstuken van hoe individu haar/zijn positie in de samenleving bepaalt. Conformeren of je onderscheiden, waar wordt de mens toe uitgedaagd? Op welke manier dwingen imaginaire ordes, verwachtingspatronen, normen en waarden tot assimilatie? Hierin vind ik het spanningsveld, de dramatiek en het conflict, om theaterwerk te maken die niet probleemoplossend werkt , maar net problemen creeërt die het debat openbreekt en de publieke ruimte voedt.

CURRICULUM VITAE  PASCAL G. M. BUYSE

Education

 

2015 - 2017

Graduated: Master of Arts of Drama
Specialization: Directing

RITCS - Brussels

* internship : Abattoir Fermé
 

2006 - 2009                            

Qualification: pedagogical competence
www.kisp.be


1995 -1998                          

Graduated: Bachelor Interior Design
School of Arts Ghent, Belgium

 

Experience

CURRENT

Theatre Director  De Kopergietery, Ghent, Belgium. www.kopergietery.be

KOPERGIETERY is a performing arts center with a focus on theater, is a work-place where young people make theatre, dance and create in workshops.

Theatre Director  Victoria Deluxe, Ghent, Belgium - www.victoriadeluxe.be

Victoria Deluxe is professional community art company aimed at developing new forms of sense and meaning and to strengthen the participants.

Assitent Theatre Director  Action Zoo Humain, Ghent, Belgium. www.kopergietery.be

Performer  CirQ, Ghent, Belgium. www.cirq.be

 

 Drama teacher   at Kunsthumaniora Brussels, Belgium. www.kunsthumaniorabrussel.be

PAST

2014 - 2015

Freelance Theater Director and Curator In Dubai, UAE

- Curator of contemprary art perfomance by artist Robbert&Frank/Frank&Robbert at The Mine Art Gallery, Dubai.

- Creative Drama Teacher at TheJamJarDubai. Creative Drama Workshops for kids, Dubai.  www.thejamjardubai.com

- Creative Drama Teacher at Rhythm and Arts Festival 2014, Dubai

2013 - 2015
Creative Director at MAHANI concept fashion store, Dubai, U.A.E.

MAHANI is  Dubai's first concept store at the Boulevard in Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Known for it's selection of cutting-edge and emerging designers, often exclusive to the area.
Awards: Grazia Style Awards 2014: Best Boutique Middle East - Nomination Farfetch Superstore Award 2014

Features: Visual Merchandising - Graphic Design - Events - Social Media - Website - Product Photographer

 

2004 - 2014      

Artistic Director  Free Art Festival Can'Art Kuurne, Belgium - canartfest.be
Features: Artistic planning and operations - Scheduling and communications - management and production.

Key member of the staff to create and realize relevant artistic plans and initiatives, including fundraising

and public relations.

2010 - 2019
Drama Teacher for the theatre masterclasses during the ten-day theatre summer festival ‘Theatre by the Sea’, Ostend, Belgium- theateraanzee.be .This high end theatre festival presents each year the best of en up coming theatre talents in Belgium.

During the festival children/teenangers can follow a masterclasses drama and acting.  

 

2000 - 2013
Theatre Director at Youth Theatre Larf, Ghent, Belgium - larf.be

 

Features:
- Theatre workshops/classes for children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years old.
- Giving children a valuable and often first ever experience of quality theatre.
- Writing, directing and creating professional theatre for young audiences.
- Writing, directing and creating youth plays.
- Supervise the drama education programs for primary and secondary schools.
- Assistant manager of arts- and drama education policy of Youth Theatre Larf.

 

Professional Youth Theatre projects:
- Writing, directing and creating ‘Me brommers is kapot' a youthplay. ****
- Directing and creating ‘Van O to Z'. an adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz'.
- Directing and creating of the family show: 'Vuurtoren’. ***** 'Beautiful and brilliant in its simplicity' (De Standaard)
- Artistic director of a theatrical family fanfare: ‘De Fanfare van Komen en Gaan’.
- Project leader of developing and publishing the drama education-book ‘Breek een been’.

 

2007 - 2008
Theatre Director at Victoria Deluxe, Ghent, Belgium - victoriadeluxe.be
Victoria Deluxe is professional community art company aimed at developing new forms of sense and meaning and to strengthen the participants.

2006     
Performer  ‘L’ Abbandono al Tempo’ Muziektheater Van Zilverpapier
Performer  Armarium Mortis- directed by Eric Devolder - Theatre Group Ceremonia

 

2005
Performer  ‘I.H.K.V.’, directed by Alexandr Petlura / petlura.net
Performer  ‘MHmmm’ directed by Jennifer Lacey & Nadia Lauro / kaaitheater.be

2004
Performer  ‘Everything you wanted to know’, directed by Davis Freeman / randomscream.be
Performer  ‘Sursauts’, dance performance, directed by Mathilde Monnier / mathildemonnier.com

2003     
Performer  ‘Labyrinth’, directed by Enrique Vargas - Teatro de los sentidos / teatrodelossentidos.com

2002
Artist in residence  "Bruges 2002 'European Capital of Culture’

from 2000 to 2002
Script supervisor on TV set, TV studios, venues and outdoor shots / studio-a.be

- keeping track of what parts of the script have been filmed and makes notes.
- make deviations between what was actually filmed and what appeared in the script.
- keep track of props, blocking, and other details to ensure continuity from shot to shot and scene to scene.

 

1998
Performer 'Komosha the film’, VPRO & Youttheatre Speeltheater Ghent Director: Frank Alsma / vpro.nl
'Komosha European tour' 1997-1999Nominated for the Hans Snoek Price Best Youth Theater, Netherlands

 

1996
Perfomer  'Komosha' Youttheatre Speeltheater Ghent Director: Johan De Smet / dekopergietery.be

1993
Performer  'Ja wacht ' youththeatre Victoria, Directed by Alain Platel & Frank Thys.

 

1995 -1997 Elected student representative Faculty Council - School of Arts Ghent, Belgium
1996 -1999 Board member of the Youth Council Kuurne jeugdraadkuurne.be
1992 -1996 Youth leader at Chirojeugd Flanders chiro.be
1992 -1994 Student Member, secondary school technical school vtikortrijk.be      

 

 

 


Prizes and Awards

2015
Cultural Achievement Award 2015 - Kuurne, Belgium


2014

Grazia Style Awards 2014: Best Boutique Middle East - Nomination Farfetch Superstore Award 2014


1995
First prize competition for professional young performers. Dans Kortrijk, Belgium


1994
Finalist "The Best Belgian Performer', dance production of Victoria Ghent. Ghent, Belgium


Masterclasses
 

2016

Artist in residence at the Art Monestery Project - Italy

 

2015

CAMPO SummerSchool 2015, Gent, Belgium
Artists:

Gabriella Carizzo (Peeping Tom) / Jeroen Olyslaegers / Lotte Van den Berg,Vera Tussing / Myriam Van Imschoot / Marie Vinck & Thomas Verstraeten (FC Bergman), Schwalbe, Bart Lodewijks / Manu Riche / Benny Claessens,Erik de Jong (Spinvis) / Geert Goiris / Matthieu Ronsse. Summerschool CAMPO 2015

 

2011
Peggy Shaw, London
Peggy Shaw is an actor, writer and producer. She co-founded The Split Britches Theater Company with Lois Weaver and The WOW Café in New York City. She has received three OBIE Awards. www.clodensemble.com

Goat Island performance group, London
Provided by performer Karen Christopher. Workshop with focus on methods of collaboration and negotiation, shared material generation and devising strategies.
www.goatislandperformance.org

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