He once studied to be a man of power — you can take that quite literally — yet today changed the tools of his trade from wiring to a camera, which he uses to depict scenes abuzz with current.
He’s usually found on film and theatre sets, where the action is live and raw. Having been a part of the theater throughout his teenage years, Dhanens has a feel for the stage, which earned him the trust of international acclaimed playwright Arne Sierens, choreographer Alain Platel and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, to name but a few.
‘All the world’s a stage’, and Thomas sets the scene for both artistic and commercial campaigns.
Whenever the folly takes him, though, he turns to documentary to dive deep into worlds that seem like other universes all together.
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