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Costume Upcycling and Richard III – introductory lecture with Simona Rybáková

Sat 7 Sept 9.30 to 11.00
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Costume Upcycling and Richard III – introductory lecture with Simona Rybáková

The costumes for Shakespeare‘s Richard III by the Czech costume designer Simona Rybáková were designed and produced with a very low budget, using almost exclusively found garments from a theatre store.

The talk presented the designer’s process from rendering the costume ideas and developing the characters to fitting the final costumes on the actors’ bodies. The presentation jointly addressed the artistic, economical, ecological and sociological point of view.

Simona Rybáková’s lecture introduced the Upcycling Costume workshops which she will run alongside Lisa Klitten and Takis.

This event was open to all.

Price: £6

Image: W.Shakespeare: Richard III Klicpera theatre Hradec Králové Czech Republic, Director: David Drábek, costume design: Simona Rybáková Photo : Patrik Borecký.




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Simona Rybáková

Simona Rybáková is a Czech textile and costume designer. Her work includes designs for a wide range of performances for both conventional and non-conventional performances. An active member of OISTAT Performance Design Committee (Costume Design Group), she was the Czech representative in OISTAT Executive Committee (1997-2007) and the winner of the PQ99 Golden Triga. Besides presenting her work in numerous exhibitions, Simona was the curator of the Extreme Costumes exhibition at PQ11.