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Greta Goiris

Designer

Greta Goiris

Greta Goiris studied costume design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and set design at Institute del Teatre  in Barcelona. Her first costumes she designed for Jaques Delcuvellerie in Brussels and Avignon. Amogst which ‘La Grande Imprecation Devant Les Murs De La Ville’ (T. Dorst ), La Mere (B. Brecht),  Andromaque (Racine) and Rwanda-1994.

From 2001 onwards she collaborated with Johan Simons on numerous (music-)theatre productions amongst others the Leenane Trilogy (M.Mc Donagh) for ZT Hollandia, Sentimenti, Das Leben ein Traum (Calderon), Vergessene Strasse (Louis-Paul Boon) for the Ruhrtriennale, Die Perser (Aischylos) for Münchner Kammerspiele, Die Neger (Jean Genet) for Wiener Festwochen(2014). Also with Simons she designed the costumes for the operas Fidelio (Beethoven) for Opera de la Bastille (2008) in Paris, Herzog Blaubarts Burg (Bela Bartok) for the Salzburger Festspiele (2008) and most recently Alceste (Gluck) for the Ruhrtriennale (August 2016). In July 2016 Greta designed the costumes for Les Indes Galantes directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the Bayerische Staatsoper. She also collaborated with Pierre Audi, Ivo Van Hove, Karin Beyer, Josse De Pauw en Peter Verhelst.

Die Zauberflöte (De Munt, 2005) would be the start of a long collaboration with Willian Kentridge. Operas The Nose; (Metropolitan Opera, 2010), Lulu (DNO, Metropolitan Opera, 2015, ENO 2016) and installations and music theatre productions Refuse the hour; (Holland Festival/Festival d’Avignon), Refusal of time; (Documenta Kassel), Winterreise; (Wiener Festwochen), Paper music; (Firenze), More sweetly play the dance (Amsterdam) and O Sentimental Machine (Istanbul Biennal) all follow. In 2017 and 2018 two major collaborations followed suit. Berg’s Wozzeck opened as part of the Salzburger Festspiele and the next year the new creation The Head & The Load opened in London’s Tate Modern.

Greta Goiris