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Kimie Nakano
Kimie Nakano Greater London
Based in: Greater London
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Literature, Musashino University,Tokyo; ENSATT, Paris (Theatre Costume); MA (Theatre Design) Wimbledon College of Art, London.

Dance : Akram Khan Vertical Road, iTMOi, Torobaka, Gnosis, Kaash, The Rashomon Effect , XENOS ,Technê, Set/costume: Carmen, Lithuanian National Ballet; The Little Prince, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Didy Veldman; M-Dao, Dust, English National Ballet; FALL Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Royal Ballet of Flanders; Set design, The Little Mermaid David Nixon, Northern Ballet . Others include Yabin Wang, Aditi Mangaldas ; Sergei Vanaev; Miguel Altunaga; Megumi Nakamura; Dam Van Huynh ; Jose Agudo; Ballet Vlaanderen; Royal Danish Ballet, Rambert, Companhia Nacional de Bailado , Introdans, Norrdans.
Opera and Theatre include: set/costume Tristan und Isolde, Longborough Festival Opera dir.Carmen Jakobi; Yabu no Naka, modern Noh/Kyogen play dir. Mansai Nomura. costume:The Return of Ulysses dir.John Fulljames, Royal Opera.  Film : costume: Macbeth (2018) Kit Monkman.
Exhibition ; Prague Quadrennial , V&A.

Image credit: Stephen Wright

Featured Work

The 3 Dancers

Role/Title: Set and Costume Designer
Year of Production Opening: 2015
Venue: Rambert Dance Company and Introdans
Stephen Wright
Image Credit - Stephen Wright
The Three Dancers piece is inspired by Picasso’s painting “The Three Dancers”. Whole context is death, sex and violence. The method of cubism helped to inform the design. We played with the shapes of lover, shadow/death and dancer.

The set has a white square on the floor and a black square in the background. Descending from above, are three transparent mirror shards. Dancers also in monotone costumes, interact with the shards to create moving shadows and reflected light.

Stephen Wright
Image Credit - Stephen Wright


Choreographer: Didy Veldman
Lighting Designer: Ben Ormerod
Composer: Elena Kats- Chernin
Photographer: Stephen Wright