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Choreographies, Theatre, Design




From 1987 to 2002 Karine Guizzo worked as a dancer at Nederland’s Dans Theater 1 under the direction of Jiří Kylián and also with guest choreographers, like Ohad Naharin, Hans van Manen, Mats Ek, and William Forsythe.

In 2000, Kylián invited her to create in The Hague the project Underground Scenes for Nederland’s Dance Theater, an overture to the evening “Arcimboldo”, which she subsequently presented and re-created in Amsterdam Muziek Theatre, Basel, Berlin Staatstheater, Baden-Baden, Paris Opera, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, and Prague National Theatre and at the Saitama Art Theatre in Japan. [Collaboration with Yvan Dubreuil].

Between 2006 and 2013 she created new “Underground scenes”, following the same concept as „overture“ for the Kylián evening at the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, for the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Oslo, and the Bayerisches Staatsballet in Munich.

For these performing installations, she creates the mise-en - scéne/choreography and also the objects/set and costumes. She enjoys collaboration with the makers & ateliers in the theatres, and sometimes with musicians, singers, and compositors. Her source of inspiration comes from the location itself, and the people she works with. Karine enjoys inventing stories, working with existing ones [Pinocchio, Ovide s Metamorfoses], or creating abstract  choreographic “landscapes.”

Karine was also commissioned to create choreographies or performing installations in situ for a number of companies, theatres, and festivals: Korzo Theatre, Cadance Festival, Netherlands Dance Theatre [50 years jubilee in 2009] with a tour in Grand Theatre du Luxembourg and Teatro Real Madrid], Holland Dance Festival, Codarts University of the Arts Rotterdam, DogTroep, Donlon Dance Company Saarbruecken [DR], National Theatre Brno [Janacek Festival 2010] [CZ] and with the National Theatre Prague, for a collaboration on an Opera, [Orfeo + Eurydice 2013]. For this opera, Karine worked with 12 dancers and a choir of 30 singers, and 10 soloists. 

Karine co-founded the Danslab in The Hague (2005), a place to focus on research, and created a few independent subsidized projects [Un Dia Tabata, 2009. Pinocchio, 2011 within the activities of her Foundation,  Stichting Cie Melchior.

Between 2014 and today, Karine has been creating performances for festivals and evenings [Het Circus, Winterlicht Festival, Regentes Theatre, Fitchi Festival in Chili.

For the anniversary of 50 years of the Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatorium in the Hague, Karine collaborated on the creation of a movie and was also invited in 2017 by the Music department of the Royal Conservatory to direct and choreograph a full evening: “Nutcracker", with music by Duke Ellington played live and with a set designed and costumes by the students in Architecture and Design of The Royal Academy of Art.

She is working for the fourth year now on the creation of performances with an author from the National Theatre in The Hague. This project, produced by The New Regentes Theatre proposes to non-professional performers to develop their skills in text writing, acting, and dancing, and to perform in a few theaters in The Hague.



We are Monuments, Hybrid Talks, Show Off, OPEN SPACE, ME MONUMENTA! and Ellie & Lo are independent creations we produced and performed with my team mainly in The Hague ( and Rotterdam ).
 Many thanks to the municipality of The Hague, the NFPK fund, and PBC for their support, as well as to Kylian Productions BV ( see HOME PAGE )


Light choreography.Part of Zand & Veen 4. Regentes Theatre production.

 January / February / March 2017

-Lille-Grand Sud Theatre-FR

March 16 

ESMD Ballet du Nord.

Performance [Air de rien]


March 2/3-16/17.

ESMD  Ballet du Nord


-Dansateliers Rotterdam. February 13-17

 Open Ballet class @ 10:30 

-AED Livourne Italy .January 22/26 Private

-CNSDR-Lyon France. February 21/22.Private

July/August  2017 workshops:
- Objectif Danse -Porto Vecchio - August 25/27
-Ateneo della Danza Sienna -July 12-13
-HJS Amsterdam   July 17/21-24/28
-Lonneke van Leth -Cie.The Hague. August.Private

November /December 2017


   -December 17 PODIUM CHr.Markt 

     NC Sketches - The Hague


      NC Sketches -The Hague


    The Nutcracker Suite " by Duke Elligton.

     A project in collaboration with

     KC Den Haag - Set design KABK 

  - December 1 .20:00

  - November 30 .20:00 

     Kees van Baarenzaal.

    WorkshopsSummer 2018


     Porto - Vecchio.FR.Objectif Danse

    October 3.4.5

    Amsterdam HJS fall intensive

    October 24/27


    April Mai 2018

    Zand and Veen III -new


    Performances in the Hague NL  will be:


    April 20-21-22 

    De Nieuwe Regentes Theatre  tickets + Infos 


    Mai 17

    Dakota Theatre


   Mai 18

    National Theatre -Spui 

    In collaboration with Regisseur Hans van den Boom and 13 performers. creation.produced by DNR



       ESMD Lille FR


       Mai 15  2018

       creation /part of  the evening "Air de Rien " 

       Colisée  Theatre de Roubaix

       ASC Annecy.FR

      May 18 

       performance in Quai des Arts Rumilly.creation


  May/September 2017


Zand & Veen II  in The Hague

 -September 1 in de Nieuwe Regentes

 -June 7- National Theater [ a.h. Spui]

 -June 22 DAKOTA theatre

 -May 26-27-28 in de Nieuwe Regentes 


 Creation  of choreographies / collaboration  with Hans van Den  Boom [regie/texts]

 Production De Nieuwe Regentes Theatre.

   September /October 2017


 -Collaboration with the Art  School Center in    Annecy,FR

 -Dansateliers Rotterdam - NL -September 4/8

 -ESMD Ballet du Nord - FR -September 11/13

Festival Het Circus The Hague : Ecdysis
Park de Verademing
September 11
creation with 2 dancers.Lorenzo Capodieci /Astrid Boons  Sound design :Miguelangel Clerc.

De Nieuwe Regentes TheaterZand & Veen

April 20/21

creation  ,project with a mix of amateurs and pros, performers.

July 2 in Dakota theatre


Cadance Festival :Mermannia

Creation  part of the evening  4/4. 

The Hague Meermanno museum

January  31

February 1,5,6,7,8,13,14,15

creation for 3 dancers.

Sound design Miguelangel Clerc.


Volkskrant review ****


Korzo Theatre.Voorjaarsontswaken 

 Intervention with one costume-object 

Je ne suis pas un poisson rouge

The Hague -May 1-2-3-8-9   


Unterwelt   Performing installation

ouverture of Jiri Kylians evening "Zugvogel"-

Bayerisches Staatsballett München.

February -March 2013

10Giants Theatre 

Performing installation.

De Nieuwe Regentess Theater-

The Hague-December 21-2013 


Performance  for the ICP conference

 The Hague,Charley& Israël

September 2015

with  students/ artists from the Royal Conservatory

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