On the last evening of the ITs Festival, no less than three prizes were presented to students of de Theaterschool. Olivier Diepenhorst, graduate of the Theatre Director study programme, won the ITs Ton Lutz Award with his show Berenice. The ITs NORMA Dance Award was won this year by Ivan Ugrin, dancer in the Modern Theatre Dance study programme. This year, the ITs hITs on Tour prize went to Julie Solberg of the Mime study programme and Yannick van de Velde & Tom van Kalmthout from the School for Drama & Contemporary Music Theatre.
Olivier Diepenhorst wins ITs Ton Lutz Award
The ITs Ton Lutz Award, the prize for best direction, was won by Olivier Diepenhorst for his show Berenice. The jury of the ITs Ton Lutz Award wrote the following in their report: ‘This director has a story to tell. He challenges the audience to reflect and stimulates actors to perform in a miraculous and emotional way. The jury recognises a great talent in him and a promise for the future.’ Diepenhorst, student in the Theatre Director study programme,wins €3,500 in prize money, which can be spent on further development of his talent and a tailor-made coaching track worth €2,000, offered by Cultuur-Ondernemen (Culture-Entrepreneurship). Moreover, the show will be scheduled in the Compagnietheater.
ITs NORMA Dance Award awarded to Ivan Ugrin
Back at ITs: an award for best dancer! The ITs NORMA Dance Award was won this year by Ivan Ugrin, dancer in the Modern Theatre Dance study programme. The jury wrote: ‘Ugrin is a powerful performer with the stage as his natural habitat. He moves in a seemingly effortless way in various dance styles and uses his body’s numerous possibilities to convey both the theatrical and physical aspects of the show. Scene after scene, he exhibits a maturity with which he sucked us into the piece.’ Ugrin leaves with €2,000 in prize money, made available by the NORMA foundation, to be spent on his personal development as a dancer.
This year, the ITs hITs on Tour prize went to Julie Solberg, and Yannick van de Velde & Tom van Kalmthout
Via Rudolphi theatre productions were so pleasantly surprised by the shows that they saw at the ITs in 2011, that they decided to establish the The Best of ITs On Tour, which was renamed ITs hITs on Tour this year. It is a great opportunity for young theatre makers to show their work to a large audience throughout the Netherlands. The two Theaterschool productions that will tour no less than 17 theatres in the autumn under the name ITs hITs on Tour are: Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think by Julie Solberg of the Mime study programme and Rundfunk? by Yannick van de Velde & Tom van Kalmthout from the School for Drama & Contemporary Music Theatre.
The jury 2013 comprised:
?ITs Ton Lutz Award: Cees Debets, Karim Ameur, Marc Wortel, Simon van den Berg and Anniek Pheifer?; ITs Krisztina de Châtel Award: Luuk van Eijk, Jasper Weck, Anita van Dolen and Suzy Blok?; Kemn-A-ward: Tijn Docter, Susan Visser and Leonie Luttik
?ITs hITs on Tour: Maarten van der Cammen and Marie-Anne Rudolph; ITs Playwriting Award: Arthur Schmidt, Casper Vandeputte and Berthe Spoelstra?; ITs Parade Parel: Christiaan Mooij, Marcus Azzini, Viktorien van Hulst and Marie-Anne Rudolphi; ITs Guest Award: Cees de Graaff, Selma Spahic and Wouter van Ransbeek; Norma Dance Award: Cecilia Moisio, Thomas Falk and Marcelle Schots
De Theaterschoolwarmly congratulates the winners!