Sarah Baur

Sarah Baur

After studying film and scenario writing at the RITCS School of Arts in Brussels, Sarah Baur worked as assistant director between 1994 en 2000 (for Marion Hänsel, José Pinheiro and Julien Vrebos a.o.), as final editor and journalist at TV Brussel and as director at the VRT and for promotional films for KVS and  KULeuven. She also made trailers for Studio Ket (Ketnet) and Con Brio (TV Brussel).

In 1998, Sarah made an experimental video for the performance Kerosine / Kerosène by Dito’Dito at KunstenFestivalDesArts and again in 2004, for their performance Wanted For Love Only, which was a part of the travelling theatre festival Cordoba (Belgium and the Netherlands).

The short film MetaFoor - written and directed by Sarah - premiered in 2001, with Raven Ruëll, Céline Brouckaert, Mieke Verdin, Mia Grijp, Willy Thomas and Guy Dermul in the cast. The film was made with the support of the Flemish community. MetaFoor was part of the multidisciplinary performance FOIRE!, which toured in Belgian cultural centers between 2001 and 2003.

In 2001, Sarah started directing music videos for the bands at Choux de Bruxelles: Jaune Toujours, Mec Yek and Ik en den Theo/Moi et le Théo. She also designs and illustrates their CDs and occasionally contributes to lyrics.

For Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo, Sarah illustrated both BOOK + CD's in 2011 and 2016.
Ik en den Theo/Moi et le Théo won the award 'Gouden Ketje 2012' (VGC) in the Culture, Sport and Youth category and the award 'Prix Jeunesses Musicales' in 2013.

Pixi Mrs. Ippi is the collective name for Sarah's creative work for and with children.
In 2013, Sarah wrote and directed 'Wie Niet Gezien Is Is Weg' (Ready Or Not, Here You Go), a musical theatre performance for children (9+). She performed alongside of Sachli Gholamalizad / Lien Annicaert, Julie Van der Schaaf and musician Piet Maris / Hans Wellens. The performance toured in 2014 and 2015.
De Reus (The Giant) (6+), was made in 2015, in collaboration with pianist / composer Peter Vandenberghe, followed in 2017 by the French version Le Géant in a translation by Valérie Callewaert.
Sarah has been coaching children in theatre and film workshops since 2014.

In 2017, Sarah, Gorges Ocloo and Dirk Verstockt co-created the theatre performance Blackfacing / Whitewashing. The performance premiered on April 29th 2017 during the festival 'I Have A Dream Exchanged' at Zinnema. This festival is part of the Black History Month and brings together artists from Brussels, London and New York.

Sarah also acts in performances and films by other directors (including Jérôme Bel, Davis Freeman, Mohamed Ouachen).

 

music video for JAUNE TOUJOURS 'All Eyes'
music video for IK EN DEN THEO 'Internet'
music video for MEC YEK 'Pale Tsha Kalo'
Tour