Lotte van den Berg uses theatrical forms to show the various relations between people, not only within the theatre, but outside as well. She works in public spaces all over the world. Images, movements and scenes are, through a dedicated attention for detail, condensed to their essence.
Van den Berg moves between the worlds of dance, theatre and film, creating thus an open and very personal style, which invites the audience to contemplate different perspectives and angles.
She works with professionals but also with people and amateurs, on location and in theatres and she chooses to be inspired by what surrounds us, what takes place in everyday life. In fact, someone wrote: ‘Van den Berg blows a bubble round the ordinary to grasp its naked essence.’
From 1997 until 2001 Lotte van den Berg (1975) studies Theatre Direction at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. After graduation, Lotte van den Berg works as a freelance director for a number of Dutch and Flemish theatres. From 2005 until 2009 she works as Toneelhuis's in-house director in Antwerp. In 2009, she starts her own company, OMSK. During the first years of its existence, she works from the Energiehuis in Dordrecht. By the end of 2012, OMSK moves from Dordrecht to Utrecht. Lotte van den Berg moves into Het Huis, together with other theatre makers, such as Boukje Schweigman and Dries Verhoeven. Together with Daan ’t Sas she started in 2013 developing Building Conversation. In 2015 Van den Berg founded Stichting Third Space, which produces her work since. Third Space focuses on developing spaces where differences can be shared. They do this within the art context as well as I more social environments.
Lotte van den Berg has won several awards, amongst which the Erik Vos prize and the Charlotte Kohler prize. Her work can be seen at various renowned European theatre festivals and her work is also performed in America, Canada and Africa.