About Marrit van der Burgt
Marrit van der Burgt has been a costume designer since 1984 and she has worked with many Dutch and internationally renowned directors including Peter Greenaway, Erik Vos, Dick Hauser, Ben Sombogaart, Johan Nijenhuis, F.B.Gottschalk, Reto Nickler, Aus Greidanus, David Prins, Simon Eichenberger, Benjamin Prins and Marc Krone.
Her oeuvre includes stage, opera, film, and musical productions and is characterized by the use of often unusual, preferably lived-in materials.
With often exuberant but sometimes subtle use of colors, she is at her most powerful when, in collaboration with the director, she can improvise on the spot to create optimal freedom for the entire creative team.
After completing the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (direction Fashion/Monumental), she started her career in the costume atelier of the Nederlands Dans Theater. She became head of the costume atelier of Toneelgroep de Appel and also worked as a freelance costume designer.
Since 2000, she has been completely self-employed.
She taught for seven years at the Artemis Academy of Arts in Rotterdam and also gave workshops for the post-academic year Scenography at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.
She was nominated for best costume design at the Polish Film Awards for her work on NIGHTWATCHING and came in second for the costumes for JUNGLE-BOOK at the Besteste Open Air Produktionen Deutschland.
For SNOW WHITE she received the the Nederlandse Jeugdtheaterprijs.