photography for opera garnier Paris, FR
photography for opera garnier paris,
this affiche will be hanging in paris metro in mai 2019
on the picture Principal dancer Amandine Albisson
play made by director mats ek
about the piece: "Major 20th century choreographer Mats Ek returns to the Paris Opera with two eagerly awaited new creations, Boléro set to Maurice Ravel’s mythical score and Another Place conceived on Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor. A man of the theatre, Mats Ek views society and the world with a sharp gaze, resulting in writing that is precise, uncompromising and sometimes disturbing. The generous, ample movements of his choreography disrupt the codes of classical vocabulary and offer a unique experience, as much for the performers as for the public."
photography and light koen broos
art direction with lise bruyneel
Residence isola comacina
I will be in residence on the beautiful Island Isola comacina in italy from of the week 27 june 2016
by the support of the Flemish community arts and heritage
a little research into the light
light which has long been a quest in my image / photography
outlandish // concert film graindelavoix en Björn Schmelzer
DOP koen broos
First part of shooting OUTLANDISH, our ciné-concert project based on Thomas More's Utopia, ended and we survived the stormy atlantic ocean...!!
Here already two images of the film, more to come!
graindelavoix/ Dir. björn schmelzer / DOP koen broos / marius/ manuelle/margarida/ bram/nuno/willem/
‘Letting go of all that you already know. Looking differently without knowing where it ends’ '
This series is different. A logical continuation for me. A search for more complex images with more layers. A traditional first impression. Monochrome colours, a strong presence of colouring. Light that makes the images vibrate. Until you take a closer look. I love showing that things are not unambiguous. Images show nuances, can be radical sometimes, take hold of you and suck you in. Finally lost! Letting go of all that you already know. Looking differently without knowing where it ends.' Koen Broos
Koen Broos (1972) is De Spil's in-house photographer this season. He exhibits his series 'finally lost / series 7' in Ter Posterie in Roeselare. A selection of photographs he made during his many quests in Belgium and abroad. The real topic is light. The darker the pictures, the clearer this becomes. Koen Broos does not show what you are used to see, but he tries to find the tension. His camera forces him to look at reality differently. As the viewer, the artist searches for something to hold on to.
Ter Posterie becomes a space where you can weigh up the inner world of Koen Broos with your own thoughts and emotions. An expo as a journey in the subconscious. Images are posted on a large billboard outside De Spil during the entire season. Koen Broos has specifically made these images for - and in - De Spil. A new picture will appear every month.
"The Trouble with WagneR"
a new book out in the US
writer : Michael P. Steinberg, director guy cassiers voor de scale milaan en opera berlijn ,
met fotografie van koen broos
"In this unique and hybrid book, cultural and music historian Michael P. Steinberg combines a close
analysis of Wagnerian music drama with a personal account of his work as a dramaturg on the
bicentennial production of The Ring of the Nibelung for the Teatro alla Scala Milan and the Berlin
State Opera. Steinberg shows how Wagner uses the power of a modern mythology to heighten music’s
claims to knowledge, thereby fusing not only art and politics, but truth and lies as well. Rather
than attempting to separate value and violence, or “the good from the bad,” as much Wagner
scholarship as well as popular writing have tended to do, Steinberg proposes that we confront this
paradox and look to the capacity of the stage to explore its depths and implications.
Drawing on decades of engagement with Wagner and of experience teaching opera across disciplines,
The Trouble with Wagner is packed with novel insights for experts and interested readers alike."
order the book
AntwerpPhoto: een nieuwe fotobiënnale
Herbeluister hier het gesprek in Pompidou dat ik daarstraks had met nicky aerts waar Maroesjka Lavigne & ik vertelde over antwerp photo dat dit weekend open gaat
AntwerpPhoto: een nieuwe fotobiënnale
In Het Loodswezen in Antwerpen loopt de eerste editie van AntwerpPhoto, een nieuwe fotobiënnale. Op de tentoonstelling Iconobelge is werk van 30 Belgische fotografen samengebracht, waaronder dat van Koen Broos en Maroesjka Lavigne.