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De Zandtovenaar throws and shows sand on a lightbox, while magical drawings appear. He brings his audience in astonishment by letting them experience how moving sand can be in a magical spectacle of light and dark.


In 2006 Gert van der Vijver discovered the moving art of sand, while he was caught in the moment by Robert Schinkel, a reporter of the NOS. He came up with the idea to make a TV serie and ‘De Zandtovenaar’ was born. This magical experience of throwing, shifting and showing sand became a popular TV serie in Holland and other countries and more Sand Art series where ‘brought to light’. Gert worked with artists as Marco Borsato, Janine Jansen, Ferry van Leeuwen, Sabrina Stark, Edsilia Rombley, Mike Boddé, Hadewych Minis, Karel de Rooij, Yvon Jaspers and many more…

He performed with orchestra’s such as, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Gert did several international performances for brands as, Sony Ericksson, KLM, Baume & Mercier, Rolls Royce, KPN, Teijin Aramid, Microsoft, Shell, Dell, Intel… Besides the national performances he travels to different countries with his magical show of Sand Art.