Ce texte sera bientôt disponible en français After graduating at the Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp, Kyoko Scholiers (Belgium, °1981) works as performer and performance maker with companies like De Roovers, Toneelhuis, Comp.Marius, Theater Antigone, HETPALEIS and BRONKS. She performs in film and television series like Anyway the Wind Blows (Tom Barman), Rosie (Patrice Toye), and De hel van Tanger (Frank Van Mechelen).

With fellow actors Louis van der Waal and Maarten Westra Hoekzema she founds the collective unm. They create location performances like Tussen hond en wolf (2009) and The house that built us (2012) with choreographer Koen De Preter.

In the meantime, with Ruth Becquart, she creates the installation LETTER (2011), a slowly spinning merry-go-round with audio excerpts of a year-long handwritten letter conversation with people from all over the world. LETTER wins the Dioraphte prize and still tours as installation for public space until today.

In 2015, Kyoko created Bastaard, an existential-comical investigation of her own supposed descent of Napoleon Bonaparte. The multimedial theatre performance was very well received by the press and toured intensively in Flanders and the Netherlands.

For her last project called Misconnected, Kyoko created an installation with fragments of phone conversations with people who are in one way or another disconnected from society. This installation of intriguing telephone boxes premiered in MAS during the Zomer van Antwerpen in July 2017.

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