Sammy Van den Heuvel (°1985, Belgium) is a scenographer and costume designer for opera, dance and theater. After his studies in architecture and scenography in Antwerp, he became the artistic assistent to scenographer Annette Kurz on her productions with Luk Perceval at the Thalia Theater, NTGent and at the Ruhrtriennale. Their collaboration continues in the creation of a series of scenic concerts with Hamburg based Ensemble Resonanz.
Since 2015 Sammy Van den Heuvel has been creating his own work at the Thalia Theater Hamburg, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, to name a few. He has long-standing collaborations with choreographer Pia Meuthen and her company Panama Pictures, and with opera director Jorinde Keesmaat. Together with director and performance artist Giacomo Veronesi he developed performances at the Kunsthalle Hamburg, the Luzerner Theater and the Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz.
In his work, Sammy Van den Heuvel investigates the tension between space and body. He strives to create an experience both for the audience and the performers.