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WSD2017|Blue Bird
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances and diverse events, attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Emerging Designers


Andrea Pacheco

Blue Bird

Selected Category: Costume Design

Category: Costume Design

Design Statement

This costume design for Maurice Maeterlinck´s Blue bird is a consequence of my

investigation in costume designer’s ability to transform the human body. Body

transformation resulted vital due to the fact that the play proposes a fantastic world

inhabited by souls of quotidian objects that embodied into fantastic creatures. I designed

garments that look old, and revel trajectory by the way they are patched and stained.

Most of the costume pieces were carefully dyed with natural colorants like tea and coffee,

and in some cases with aniline. The two kids wear ripped and dirty clothing in washed out

colors; while the fantastic creatures are whitish, and possess bulky silhouettes that turn

out almost phantasmagoric. I explored this possibility with the purpose of creating

deformed bodies that transcend the common borders of the human nature in order to

perform a radical transformation in the actors, with whom I worked closely through the

whole process.

Andrea Pacheco

I was born in Mexico City. I am a costume designer and have worked with independent

companies since 2013. I studied “Literatura Dramática y Teatro” (Dramatic Literature and

Theatre) in UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), where I took classes with

escenic designers such as Mónica Raya and Edyta Rzewuska. In 2015, I won an award for

the production of Blue Bird in the International Festival of Universitary Theatre of UNAM. I

was awarded the “Jóvenes Creadores” (Young Creators) scholarship for scenic design

2017. I will use this grant to design a version of Shakepare´s Macbeth that emphasizes

problems associated with the representation and discourses regarding gender/femininity.

Currently I am working with the independent company “Principio. Investigadores

Escénicos” in the play Raíz (Root), which explores the use of technology in theatre. I am

also interested in investigating the numerous possibilities of recycling and sustainability in

costume design.

Email Address: anp.2103@gmail.com

Theatre Company TICA Sauna

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-05-26

The Premiere Space of Production Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Author Maurice Maeterlinck

Director/ Choreographer Patricia Martínez, Nancy Flores and Luis Cravioto.

Set Designer Diana Pérez and Fanny Martínez

Lighting Designer Jesús Giles

Costume Designer Andrea Pacheco

Sound Designer Alonso Álvarez and Leticia Vargas