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WSD2017|Blue Bird
 
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.

Exhibition

Emerging Designers

Mexico

Andrea Pacheco

Blue Bird

Selected Category: Costume Design

Category: Costume Design

Design Statement

This costume design for Maurice Maeterlinck´s Blue bird is a consequence of my investigation in costume designer’s ability to transform the human body. Body transformation resulted vital due to the fact that the play proposes a fantastic world inhabited by souls of quotidian objects that embodied into fantastic creatures. I designed garments that look old, and revel trajectory by the way they are patched and stained. Most of the costume pieces were carefully dyed with natural colorants like tea and coffee, and in some cases with aniline. The two kids wear ripped and dirty clothing in washed out colors; while the fantastic creatures are whitish, and possess bulky silhouettes that turn out almost phantasmagoric. I explored this possibility with the purpose of creating deformed bodies that transcend the common borders of the human nature in order to perform a radical transformation in the actors, with whom I worked closely through the whole process.

Andrea Pacheco

I was born in Mexico City. I am a costume designer and have worked with independent companies since 2013. I studied “Literatura Dramática y Teatro” (Dramatic Literature and Theatre) in UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), where I took classes with escenic designers such as Mónica Raya and Edyta Rzewuska. In 2015, I won an award for the production of Blue Bird in the International Festival of Universitary Theatre of UNAM. I was awarded the “Jóvenes Creadores” (Young Creators) scholarship for scenic design 2017. I will use this grant to design a version of Shakepare´s Macbeth that emphasizes problems associated with the representation and discourses regarding gender/femininity. Currently I am working with the independent company “Principio. Investigadores Escénicos” in the play Raíz (Root), which explores the use of technology in theatre. I am also interested in investigating the numerous possibilities of recycling and sustainability in costume design.

Email Address: anp.2103@gmail.com

Theatre Company TICA Sauna

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-05-26

The Premiere Space of Production Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Author Maurice Maeterlinck

Director/ Choreographer Patricia Martínez, Nancy Flores and Luis Cravioto.

Set Designer Diana Pérez and Fanny Martínez

Lighting Designer Jesús Giles

Costume Designer Andrea Pacheco

Sound Designer Alonso Álvarez and Leticia Vargas