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WSD2017|A Midsummer's Nights Dream
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.


Professional Designers


Chihiro Kokubu

A Midsummer's Nights Dream

Category: Costume Design

Design Statement

This performance is inspired by William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream". The character represents Peaseblossom, a fairy servant to Titania. Titania is queen of the fairies. She has received a love portion from Puck, a Goodfellow. It is ordered from Oberon, a king of fairies. Titania lavishes on the labour donkey with the help of fairies including Peaseblossom. I have created a performance movement with the image of fairies attracting donkey as favour of Titania.

I wanted to to tell the story, not just with visuals, but also by appealing to the audiences' other senses, like the sense of smell.

Thanks to the collaboration with TOKYO KODO (http://www.tokyo-kodo.com) an incense brand, it makes use of incense that not only fills the performance area, but also helps in the narrative by creating atmosphere. This project is deigned and made with the incense included in the concept. As incense creates smoke and produce the scent of grass. This photo represents the collaboration of perfumed smoke from the incense with dance.

The different qualities of a theatre performance, combined with the other factors like the use of incense, will definitely give the audience a very unique experience each time they experience it.

Chihiro Kokubu

Chihiro Kokubu was born in Japan, studied and worked in the U.K. and Japan.
She has extensive experience in creating modern performances and worked from individual clients to theatre companies as freelance costume specialist. She is willing to design and make costume for performance to worldwide audiences.She is looking forward to share new ideas in performance from costume perspective. Website:www.chihirokokubu.com Instagram:chihirokokubu23 Twitter:ckokubu@ckokubu1

Email Address: chihirorukokuburu@live.jp

Theatre Company Not applicant

The Premiere Date of Production 2016-09-08

The Premiere Space of Production BIANCA

Author Not applicant

Director/ Choreographer Director:Not applicant/Choreography: NAHOKO NAKAHORI

Set Designer Not applicant

Lighting Designer Not applicant

Costume Designer CHIHIRO KOKUBU

Sound Designer Not applicant

Other Creative Collaborator/s Photographer :ISAO SATO (http://magicport.jp)
Insence : TOKYO KODO ( http://www.tokyo-kodo.com )