Chihiro Kokubu was born in Japan, studied and worked in the U.K. and Japan. She has extensive experience in creating modern performances and has worked with individual clients and theatre companies as freelance costume specialist. She is willing to design and make costumes for performance for worldwide audiences and is looking forward to sharing new ideas about performance from a costume perspective.
Emily Collett is a set and costume designer based in Melbourne, Australia, working in theatre, dance, opera and television. She assisted Donatella Barbieri’s research at the V&A in London from 2011-13, and is currently undertaking a PhD focusing on costume for performance as a marker of Australia’s evolving national identity.
Sabrina Notarfrancisco is an Associate Professor of Theater at Connecticut College and USITT delegate for the OISTAT Costume Design Group. She recently published ‘Collision of Art and Life‘ for TD&T journal and her work was included in the Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1995-2015 exhibit, in Moscow.
Fruzsina Nagy is a Hungarian costume designer. She began her studies in London (1993) and completed an MA in Textile Design in Hungary (1998). She received her DLA diploma in 2014. Nagy teaches at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, and University of Applied Arts. Over the past decade she has directed five Costume shows. Awarded with the ‘Costume Designer of the Year‘ in 2016.
Renato Bolelli is an art director, set and costume designer, architect, performer and visual artist. Bolelli is a PhD researcher in Performing Arts at the University of São Paulo, investigating the poetics of destruction. Since 2003, he developed projects in the areas of theatre, ópera, dance, performance and exhibitions. He is a member of Usina da Alegria Planetária artistic residence and exchange.
Nadia Malik is the BA(Hons) Costume with Textiles Course Leader and a doctoral candidate at the University ofHuddersfield, UK. She has designed costumes for stage and screen, exhibited work and taught at various universities of England over the last 15 years. Her research focuses on costume pedagogy within the wider context of costume as an academic discipline.
Sabine Snijders is a Dutch costume designer and art director for theatre and film. She works for Netherlands’ most prominent theatre companies such as NationaalToneel, De UtrechtseSpelen, RO Theater, Toneelgroep Maastricht, Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Het Zuidelijk Toneel. The film and theatre disciplines feed and stimulate each other and challenge her to stay alert. She has reinterpreted many of Shakespeare’s plays, but also Greek tragedies and modern classics.
|July 1st at 10:00-11:30
The Costume Designers’ “Golden List of Competence”
|July 2nd at 12:00-13:30
Simona Rybáková & Juli Balázs
Costume Design as a Complex Discipline&Scenic Design as a Tool of Interpretation
|July 2nd at 16:30-18:00
Romeo and Juliet: Telling the Story Through Shoes
|July 1st at 12:00-13:30
Transforming Designers, Chaired by April Viczko
■ April Viczko
Production Designer: Generalist or Specialist?
■ Lise Klitten
Costume Transformation on Stage
■ Bacchus Lee
Front to Back
|July 1st at 14:30-16:00
Insights into Costume, Chaired by Sofia Pantouvaki
■ Donatella Barbieri
Encounters and Exchanges: Costume Design Innovation in an International Context
■ Annie Cleveland
Transforming Creativity, Execution and Communication through Digital Costume Design
■ Laura Crow
The Virtual Costume Museum Project
|July 2nd at 14:30-16:00
Costume and Politics, Chaired by Rosane Muniz
■ Gregor Sturm
Costume and Politics
■ Marcelo Denny & Marcos Bulhões
Visuality and Politics
■ Sodja Lotker*
The Tribes – Politics of Costume and Group in Public Space
*Sodja Lotker’s presentation will be presented by Simona Rybáková, with Rachel Hann, Sofia Pantouvaki and Sabrina Notarfrancisco as respondents.
|July 1st at 16:30-18:00
■ Chihiro Kokubu
An Experience with ‘TOKYO KODO’, an Incense Brand
■ Emily Collett
Costuming the Nation: Establishing an Australian Identity Through Costume for Performance
■ Sabrina Notarfrancisco
Costume as Activism
■ Fruzsina Nagy
Taboo Collection: Catwalk Concert
■ Renato Bolelli
Costume as an Experience: the Construction of Situations Between Body, Materiality and Performativity
■ Nadia Malik
Costume With Textiles BA(Hons), University of Huddersfield
■ Naima Agamy
Costume Designs: Creating Headdresses and Turbans for A Night of a Thousand Nights
■ Sabine Snijders
Costume Designs for Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan
|July 6th 10:00-18:00 and July 7th 10:00-16:00
Academic Curator: Sofia Pantouvaki
A collaboration of CDG with the Aalto University “Costume Methodologies” project.
|Designers on the Edge
July 6th at 10:00-18:00 and July 7th at 10:00-16:00
Open Session: 7th July at 16:30-18:00
Team Leaders: Rosane Muniz, Marcelo Denny, Marcos Bulhões and Renato Bolelli
July 8th at 10:00-18:00 and July 9th at 10:00-16:00
Street Parade: July 9th at 16:30-18:00
Leader: Nic Ularu
Performance Design Commission
Costume Design Group (CDG)
COSTUME PROGRAMME AT SCENOFEST
Curators: Simona Rybáková, Rosane Muniz and Sofia Pantouvaki(OISTAT CDG)
With special thanks to CDG member Margaret Mitchell for the final shape of the texts