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Kimie Nakano

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Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company, Director & Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costumes & Co-Concieved Set: Kimie Nakano (Richard Haughton, Laurent Ziegler, 2010)
Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company, Director & Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costumes & Co-Concieved Set: Kimie Nakano (Richard Haughton, Laurent Ziegler, 2010)

Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company, Director & Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costumes & Co-Concieved Set: Kimie Nakano (Richard Haughton, Laurent Ziegler, 2010)

Le Petit Prince, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens De Montréal, Choreographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean- Laurent Ratel, 2012)

Le Petit Prince, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Choreographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean- Laurent Ratel, 2012)

Tristan Und Isolade, Longborough Festival Opera, Director: Carmen Jakobi, Sets & Costumes: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Matthew Williams - Ellis, 2015)

Tristan und Isolade, Longborough Festival Opera, Director: Carmen Jakobi, Sets & Costumes: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Matthew Williams - Ellis, 2015)

3 Dancers, Theatre Plymouth, Chorographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Desginer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Stephen Wright, 2015)

3 Dancers, Theatre Plymouth, Chorographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Desginer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Stephen Wright, 2015)

Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company, Director & Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costumes & Co-Concieved Set: Kimie Nakano (Richard Haughton, Laurent Ziegler, 2010)

Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company, Director & Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costumes & Co-Concieved Set: Kimie Nakano (Richard Haughton, Laurent Ziegler, 2010)

TOUTE L’EAU DU DELUGE N’Y SUFFIRA PAS, Director: Vincent Rouche, Designer: Kimie Nakano

TOUTE L’EAU DU DELUGE N’Y SUFFIRA PAS, Director: Vincent Rouche, Designer: Kimie Nakano

Moon Opera, Yabin Studio, Director & Choreographer: Yabin Wang, Costumes: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Willy Cessa, 2015)

Moon Opera, Yabin Studio, Director & Choreographer: Yabin Wang, Costumes: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Willy Cessa, 2015)

ITMOi ( In The Mind Of Igor ), Akram Khan Company, 
Director / Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean Louis Fernandez, 2013)

iTMOi ( in the mind of igor ), Akram Khan Company,
Director / Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean Louis Fernandez, 2013)

ITMOi ( In The Mind Of Igor ), Akram Khan Company, 
Director / Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean Louis Fernandez, 2013)

iTMOi ( in the mind of igor ), Akram Khan Company,
Director / Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean Louis Fernandez, 2013)

Carmen, Lithuanian National Opera And Ballet, Choreographer: Didy Veldman, Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Martymas Aleksa, 2014)

Carmen, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, Choreographer: Didy Veldman, Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Martymas Aleksa, 2014)

360 Degrees, Luzerner Theater, Director/Choreographer : Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Designer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer : Gregory Batardon, 2016)

360 Degrees, Luzerner Theater, Director/Choreographer : Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Designer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer : Gregory Batardon, 2016)

3 Dancers, Theatre Plymouth, Chorographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Desginer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Stephen Wright, 2015)

3 Dancers, Theatre Plymouth, Chorographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Desginer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Stephen Wright, 2015)

Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company, Director & Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costumes & Co-Concieved Set: Kimie Nakano (Richard Haughton, Laurent Ziegler, 2010)Le Petit Prince, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens De Montréal, Choreographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean- Laurent Ratel, 2012)Tristan Und Isolade, Longborough Festival Opera, Director: Carmen Jakobi, Sets & Costumes: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Matthew Williams - Ellis, 2015)3 Dancers, Theatre Plymouth, Chorographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Desginer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Stephen Wright, 2015)Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company, Director & Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costumes & Co-Concieved Set: Kimie Nakano (Richard Haughton, Laurent Ziegler, 2010)TOUTE L’EAU DU DELUGE N’Y SUFFIRA PAS, Director: Vincent Rouche, Designer: Kimie NakanoMoon Opera, Yabin Studio, Director & Choreographer: Yabin Wang, Costumes: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Willy Cessa, 2015)ITMOi ( In The Mind Of Igor ), Akram Khan Company, 
Director / Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean Louis Fernandez, 2013)ITMOi ( In The Mind Of Igor ), Akram Khan Company, 
Director / Choreographer: Akram Khan, Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Jean Louis Fernandez, 2013)Carmen, Lithuanian National Opera And Ballet, Choreographer: Didy Veldman, Designer: Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Martymas Aleksa, 2014)360 Degrees, Luzerner Theater, Director/Choreographer : Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Designer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer : Gregory Batardon, 2016)3 Dancers, Theatre Plymouth, Chorographer: Didy Veldman, Set & Costume Desginer : Kimie Nakano (Photographer: Stephen Wright, 2015)

Kimie Nakano is an international costume and set designer who works across theatre, opera and dance. Kimie studied theatre costume design at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Paris, and theatre design at Wimbledon College of Arts.

She has worked extensively with the Akram Khan Company, including Vertical Road, DustiTMOiTOROBAKAGnosisKaashThe Rashomon Effecttechnê (for Sylvie Guillem, Life in Progress) and XENOS.

Nakano has worked internationally with many choreographers including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, David Nixon, José Agudo and Didy Veldman, and companies including Ballet Vlaanderen, Rambert, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Van Huynh Company and Yabin Studio.

Opera credits include The Return of Ulysses by John Fulljames for Royal Opera and Tristan und Isolde by Carmen Jakobi for Longborough Festival Opera.

Her theatre designs include Pas, Pas Moi, Va et Vient for the TNP Beckett Festival. Film credits include costumes for Basho (2008) and Macbeth (2017). Her work has also been exhibited, including at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial and the V&A.

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