KIMIE NAKANO SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
Kimie Nakano studied literature at Musashino University in Tokyo, theatre costume at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Paris and a theatre design MA at Wimbledon College of Art in London.
Designs for dance,for the Akram Khan Company set and costume Vertical Road costume iTMOI and Gnosis . Set and costume; The Little Prince choreographer Didy Veldman (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal).
Collaboration; with Eda Megumi 8:15 (Rambert Dance Company)and with Megumi Nakamura Sand flower (Maastright Festival Award).
Costume design; Now Is (Edinburgh International Festival) and timeless for Aditi Mangaldas , The Mustard Seed choreographer Miguel Altunaga (Rambert Dance Company), Premieres Plus Carlos Acosta and Mural Study for Van Huynh Company.
Design for Opera and Theatre, set and costume; Yabu no Naka (modern noh/kyogen play, Tokyo Art Festival Award) directed by Mansai Nomura, Ali to Karim directed by Hafiz Karmali, USA tour, Pas, Pas moi, va et vien (Beckett, Festival Theatre National Populaire – Lyon), The Oslo Experiment (Stratos Oslo) , 2 Graves (Arts Theatre and Edinburgh Festival) ,La Nuit du Train de la Voie Lactée directed by Hirata Oriza (Theatre de Sartrouville – CDN), Dream Hunter directed Carmen Jacobi and Michael Morpugo’s Kensuke Kingdom (Polka Theatre Company).
Film; assistant costume designer 8 and half Women by Peter Greenaway and production and costume for short film Basho starring Yoshi Oida.
Directorial credits includes Snow (a workshop with three blind singers ENO studio).
Strives to create intercultural projects for the stage, workshops and films, to promote different world cultures.