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Kimie Nakano

Designer

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 Nakano

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)

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.

Selected Theatre and Opera Credits

2019

Fruen fra havet / The Lady from the Sea
Costume design
Kilden teater, Fjæreheia
director: Birgit Amlalie Nillsen

2018

The Return of Ulysses
Costume design
Royal Opera House , Round House
director: John Fulljames

2017

Tristan und Isolde
Set and costume design
Longborough Festival Opera
director: Carmen Jakobi

2015

Tristan und Isolde
Set and costume design
Longborough Festival Opera
director: Carmen Jakobi

2014

Tokaido Road
Set and costume design
Milton Court Studio, UK Tour
director: Caroline Clegg

2011

La Nuit Du Train de la Voie Lacteé
Set and costume design
Theatre de Sartouville et des Yvelines – CDN
director Oriza Hirata

Selected Dance and Ballet Credits

The Fall
Costume design
Le Grand Théâtre de Genéve (originally Ballet Vlaanderen , Ghent Opera 2015)
choreographer: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Qutb
Costume design
Introdans
choreographer: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Outwitting the Devil
Costume design
Avignon Festival, Stuttgart
choreography Akram Khan

Kaash
Costume design
Stuttgart Ballett, Stuttgart Operahouse,
choreographer: Akram Khan

2018

Boy Breaking Glass
Costume design
Sadler’s Wells
choreographer: Alesandra Seutin

Alfhild Agrells Arv
costume design
Norrdans, Glansvit
choreography: José Agudo, Svart Invärtes, Mari Carraco , Svart Invärtes, Peter Svenzon, Härnösands

The 3 dancers
Set and costume design
Rambert Dance Comapany,  Theatre Royal Plymouth
choreographer: Didy Veldman

Kaash
Costume design
Institut del teatro Dansa, Barcelona
choreographer: Akram Khan

Xenos
costume design
Onassis Cultural Centre Athens and International Tour
choreographer: Akram Khan

Mixed Ballet Programme:
The Shape of Sound, choreographer Kenneth Tindall
Kingdom of Back, choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple
Manela…, choreographer Mlindi Kulashe
Set and costume design
Northern Ballet

Alfhild Agrells Arv:
Glansvit, choreographer José Agudo
Svart Invärtes, choreographer Mari Carraco & Peter Svenzon
Costume design
Norrdans , Härnösands Teater

2017

The Little Mermaid
Set design
Northern Ballet
Choreographer David Nixon, Northern Ballet

Kaash
Costume design
Ballet Vlaanderen , Ghent Opera
choreographer: Akram Khan

Vertical Road
set and costume design
The Royal Danish Theatre
choreographer Akram Khan

iTMOi
costume design
Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Camöes Teatre
choreographer: Akram Khan

Silk Road 
costume design
Sadler’s Wells Lilian Bayis  Studio
choreographer: Jose Augo

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