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WSD2017|A Winter's Tale
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.


Emerging Designers

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


A Winter's Tale

Selected Category: Performance Design

Category: Performance Design

Design Statement

In this adaptation, “time” was considered as the most important protagonist, who took the audience into five epochs of Ukrainian historical journey through the traditional story.
This design was based on the unique architectural aspect of Les Kurbas theatre in Lvov. The dialogue between the doom and proscenium stage was in resonance with the two countries in the play. The whole theatre space including all the doors, balcony, stairs and stage transformed into performing areas. Meanwhile, the audience encountered different and immersive perspectives of the performance by locating onto stage, auditorium, and balcony as well.
Performers wore like frozen sculptures with distinguished ornaments from each epoch in each act that gently indicated the change of history and time.
Time flies as sand falls.
It keeps circling the circle and history goes on……
This fairy tale illusion not only unfolds Ukrainian past but also brings and questions Ukrainian current situation on stage.



2015 graduated from MA Scenography at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with distinction. She has been working as performance designer and performing artist internationally. She worked collaboratively with directors, choreographers, designers, touring theatre companies through many productions, including A Winter’s Tale, Nude, Day Job, The Wild Party, Invincible and etc..
Her works have been exhibited in PQ 2011, London Art Biennale 2015, and National Theatre in London.
She was a finalist of Linbury Prize, UK’s most prestigious award for Stage Design in 2015 and in conjunction with the British Council. She was the further winner to work with British Council Ukraine.

Email Address: lulutam.design@gmail.com

Theatre Company Les Kurbas Theatre

The Premiere Date of Production 2016-03-27

The Premiere Space of Production Les Kurbas Theatre, 3 Les Kurbas Street, Lviv, 79007, Ukraine

Author William Shakespeare

Director/ Choreographer Ievgen Khudzyk

Set Designer LULU TAM

Lighting Designer LULU TAM

Costume Designer LULU TAM

Sound Designer Ievgen Khudzyk

Other Creative Collaborator/s Choreography by Нінель Збєря
Photography by Olya Dmytriv