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Elena Kotsi

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  • Marco Polo | Set Design
  • Aida | Lighting Design and operation
  • Flight | Set & Video Design

Biography

Elena Kotsi
Designer

Born in Athens, Elena was attracted to the world of art from an early age, which inspired her to attend undergraduate studies at the School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specialized in Lighting Design as well as Stage & Costume Design.

As a further step in her development, she studied graphic art and 3D design during 2013-2014, in a specialized private art and design college in Thessaloniki. In September 2015, she graduated with the MA Digital Theatre degree of Wimbledon College of Arts-UAL-, specialized in projection mapping design for theatre and performing arts.

From 2010 until recently, she pursued her professional career and undertook projects on an independent basis for a wide variety of opera, theatre, and dance performances.

As a lighting designer her work includes The Little Prince (theatre) for the Theatre company Experimental Stage of Art, The Snowman and the Girl (theatre) for the National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTNG), The murder of street Apontaka (theatre) for the Risko Company, the Three Occasional Pieces (theatre) for the Oberon Company, the Albert Herring (opera) for the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki, the Waiting (physical theatre) for the Theatre company Ekt6s, the Under Milkwood (theatre) for the Angelus Novus Company, the Aida (opera) for the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki in collaboration with Skull of Yorick Productions, the Mistero Buffo (theatre) for the Cockpit Theatre in collaboration with Arc4Art Productions.

Elena has produced set, lighting and video designs for the plays Have I None (theatre) for the Risko Company, Last Chance (dance performance) for the theatre company Lumin-Dance and Insenso (theatre) for the Angelus Novus Company.

Since 2016 until recently Elena has moved her professional career as a freelance Designer for Theatre and Performing Arts to London where she started working as a set and video designer with regular collaborator video designer Luke Halls (winner of a Knight of Illumination award).
Together they have created the video and set designs for the dance performance Flight, choreographed by Malgorzata Dzierzon for Rambert Dance Company and for the opera Marco Polo, directed by Kasper Holten and Amy Lane for Guangzhou Opera House.