Marion Schoevaert has been developing her own style of physical theater for 25 years in New York, Seoul and France. She has directed, produced and choreographed more than twenty theater shows, operas and shadow plays, blending dance-theater, rhythmic text and live music.
She works with artists from all disciplines and genres: painting, video, jazz, tango, hip hop, sports, martial arts, propaganda, graffiti, etc. to create visceral and raw emotional response from both actors and audiences.
Marion Schoevaert has done 33 shows for the Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic.
She has produced the successful Koltès New York Festival (7 plays) in New York to present new translations of Koltès’s work to the American audience.
In Korea, she has directed a North Korean mass dance propaganda play with 2 orchestras and 100 actors, blending North and South Korean texts, music and style together.
She has created 3 theatre companies in New York, Seoul and France.
Fabienne Darge, Le Monde, March 2008
“A creation of a new myth”
Michel Vinaver, La Gazette Jaune, March 2008
Helen Shaw, Time Out NY, Nov 2005
“You won’t find many other theater pieces in New York that are as challenging as A.W.O.L, and that’s a shame.”
Adam Klasfeld, Theater Mania, November 2005
“Her translation of Koltès now sounds like Dante speaking in the voice of Sam Sheppard”
D.J. R. Bruckner, New York Times, May 21, 2003
“a deeply ambitious project, offering new staging by young directors. It is rare to have such a well-focused collective effort downtown, and it may make a useful blueprint. »
Tom Sellar, Village Voice, May 23, 2003