Kobalt Works

Bart Van den Eynde

Bart Van den Eynde (°1967) has studied medieval history (RUGent & Stendhal II Grenoble) and theatre science (KULeuven).

Before becoming company and production dramaturge of Het Zuidelijk Toneel under the artistic direction of Ivo van Hove (1995-2000), he was staff member at the Flemish Theatre Institute / VTI (1991-1995), a documentation center on the performing arts. From 2001 to 2007 he was associate artistic director of Laika. For this youth theatre company he directed Slaapwakker (2002) and Slot (2004). From 2009 to 2012 he was artistic & pedagogic co-ordinator of Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies / a.pass, a postgraduate research program on performance and scenography on and off the stage.

Since 2005 he has been working as a freelance dramaturge for international dance and theatre productions. He has worked with directors (a.o. Ivo van Hove, Guy Cassiers, Dora van der Groen), choreographers (a.o. Meg Stuart, Arco Renz, Lisbeth Gruwez) and playwrights (a.o. Simon Stephens, Peter Verhelst, Judith Herzberg) in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Great-Britain, Austria, France, Portugal and the United States.

He has been a guest teacher at different theatre schools in Belgium and the Netherlands. Since 2015 he is program director of the master theatre at the theatre academy in Maastricht (Netherlands). He is currently in the midst of a Master in Psychology (VUBrussels) and he  got his official degree as social mediator (KULeuven & KHLeuven) in 2015.