Thomas Ryckewaert (°1979) is a Belgian actor and director.
Thomas’ work balances on the borders between theatre, dance and installation. He explores the relationship between the alien and the human, the weird and the intimate, biology and technology, reality and fiction. His work has been described as poetical, radical, visual and ritual.
His most recent works include Golem and Move 37 and are an exploration into the relationship between art and science, a relationship that reflects the tension between the abstract level on which technology operates and the tangible plane of human emotions.
Thomas studied Biology at the KULeuven and Dramatic Arts at the Antwerp Conservatory. Today, his scientific background nourishes his creations. After intensive research periods he sculpts his findings into visual, almost cinematic theater.
As an actor he frequently works for theatre, film and television. He has worked with directors Ivo Van Hove, Erik De Volder, Lucas Vandervost, Hans Herbots, Stijn Coninx, Martijn Maria Smits, Nathalie Teirlinck, Urszula Antoniak, amongst others. For his main role in the feature film Waldstille he was nominated for Best Actor in the Golden Calf competition at the Dutch Film Festival 2017.
He is a regular guest professor at P.A.R.T.S.
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