Ivo Van Hove triumphs at the Tony Awards
Stage director Ivo Van Hove has received two awards in New York: Best Director and Best Revival for “A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller, a production that had already earned him two Olivier Awards, the British theatre prize.
Born in Heist-op-den-Berg in 1958, Ivo Van Hove was director of Het Zuidelijk Toneel in Eindhoven from 1990 to 2000 and has been artistic director of the Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001. His theatre work draws inspiration from literature, cinema and music, and combines very different horizons, which results in highly unique and surprising work.
At the end of 2015, the director staged the musical Lazarus, by David Bowie, and an adaptation was recently performed at the National Theatre in Brussels. He has also brought numerous masterpieces of Western cinema to the stage, by personalities ranging from John Cassavetes to Ingmar Bergman, Duras to Pasolini, and he even adapted “Brokeback Mountain” as an opera.
Considered as the dramatic arts' equivalent of the cinema industry's Oscars, the Tony Awards have been awarded by the American Theatre Wing since 1947. The 70th edition of the Tony Awards took place on the 12th June 2016 at the Beacon Theatre in New York, and the Belgian stage director received two awards: Best Director and Best Revival for “A View from the Bridge”.
This summer, he will open the 70th Avignon festival by directing the Comédie-Française group in its version of “The Damned” by Luchino Visconti.