Author: Louise Flanagan

Die Stühle Trailer

October 19, 2021

In July, for the fifth year in a row, Dustin Klein, Simon Lovermann and myself were invited back to Origen Festival Cultural to create a full length evening to be premiered and performed in the incredible red tower in the Swiss mountains. ‘Die Stühle’, based on Eugene Ionesco’s play ‘Les Chaises’ from 1952, takes place in…

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Konfekt Magazine

September 17, 2021

At the beginning of July I was invited to take part in a round table discussion with ‘a group of movers and shakers from from film, theatre, photography and print’ for issue 4 of Konfekt Magazine. Fresh out of quarantine and straight from my vaccination appointment, I had a lovely and inspiring lunch at Schumann’s Bar…

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Psychomachia at Origen Festival Cultural

August 30, 2020

In July Dustin Klein and his regular collaborators, Simon Lovermann and myself, were invited back to Origen Festival Cultural for the fourth year in a row. Always a very special project and experience, this year we felt even more privileged to be a part of the festival due to the current pandemic. Giovanni Netzer, Flavia…

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Vogue Germany – Eden Documentary

May 26, 2020

I’m very excited to present the premiere of ‘Eden’ with Vogue Germany! Filmmaker ANNE GRYCZKA followed and documented the creative process of Dustin Klein’s ‘Eden’ from rehearsals in the studio, costume fittings, music composition and graphic design to the final performances in the Swiss mountains as part of the Origen Festival Cultural. To read Anne’s full interview…

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Cancellations due to Covid-19

May 26, 2020

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of theatres worldwide, productions I have been working on have been cancelled or postponed. These include Andreas Heise’s ‘Schwanengesang’ at the Oper Graz and Dimo Kirilov Milev’s ‘Gegen den Strom’ with Theater St. Gallen. I very much hope these productions will be rescheduled in the coming seasons,…

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Individuell trailer and costume development video

February 14, 2020

Last year I had a wonderful experience working with the choreographer Peter Leung and the dancers of the Bayerisches Junior Ballett München creating the costumes for ‘Individuell’. As well as creating a trailer, the creative journey was filmed and documented, resulting in a backstage video series. Here is a short video tracing the costume development…

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Romeo & Julia for F*king Ever and Ever

June 5, 2018

Director – Caitlin van der Maas Set – Michele Lorenzini Costume – Louise Flanagan Music – Florian Kreier and Marcus Graßl from Aloa Input Film/Video – Sylva Häutle Choreography/Stunts – Jasmine Ellis and Christina d’Alberto Acting – Angelika Krautzberger Premiere – 23rd April 2018 A review by Jutta Czeguhn from the Süddeutsche Zeitung of the performance project ‘Romeo & Julia for F*king Ever and Ever’. A cooperation between…

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Origen Festival Cultural

September 26, 2017

Origen Festival Cultural is a dance/opera/theatre festival in the picturesque Swiss mountain village of Riom. With two permanent theatres; Burg Riom (an 800 year old castle), the Clavadeira (a converted barn) and the temporary Julier Tower at 2300m above sea level, the festival offers a unique experience to Swiss and international audiences wishing to combine…

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Junge Choreographen – Bavarian State Ballet

July 3, 2017

On Friday 30th June 2017 as part of the ‘Opernfestspiele 2017’, the Bavarian State Ballet premiered an evening of young choreographers. I designed the costumes for the first of four newly commissioned pieces for the company, ‘Mama, ich kann fliegen’ by Dustin Klein. The whole evening was a great success, with four contrasting but complementing…

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Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932

March 25, 2017

Having not had time to visit the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow and see their Malevich collection (the weather was so beautiful any spare time was spent outside exploring the city!), I was fortunate to catch Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. After studying Malevich and Suprematism for the…

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Moscow – X² at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre

March 25, 2017

On the 10th March 2017, Dustin Klein’s latest choreography ‘X²’ premiered at the Stanislavsky Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow. ‘X²’ is based on and inspired by the work of the Russian avant-garde artist, Kazimir Malevich; in particular the pureness and simplicity of the Suprematist art movement and his iconic ‘Black Square’. The whole team had a great week…

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Dance First – Bavarian Summit

November 10, 2016

Better late than never… Here is a selection of photos from the performance ‘Bavarian Summit’, an evening celebrating young choreographers working in Bavaria and part of the ‘Dance First’ international dance festival in Fürstenfeldbruck. I had designed the costumes for three of the seven pieces presented in the evening, for the choreographers Dustin Klein and…

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Prospekt Magazine

August 17, 2016

‘Prospekt’ – The Magazine of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg, features the dancer Yuko Kato on the cover of the current edition in a costume I designed for Terence Kohler’s ‘ONE’. ‘ONE’, part of the programme ‘b.26’ will premiere in the Opernhaus Düsseldorf on the 16th September, with seven further performances up until…

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34. Bayerische Theatertage Regensburg 2016

May 27, 2016

A celebration of Bavarian theatre with over 50 different productions, this year the 34. Bayerische Theatertage (34th Bavarian Theatre Festival) is taking place from the 28th May until the 10th June in Regensburg. A performance not to miss is the Bavarian State Ballet II on the 1st June where Dustin Klein’s creation ‘DisTanz’ will be…

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‘Auf der Matte bleiben’ at the VIII. Internationales SoloDuo Tanzfestival

May 27, 2016

On Saturday 28th May, ‘Auf der Matte bleiben’ (Choreography: Dustin Klein, Costume design: Louise Flanagan) will be performed as part of the VIII. Internationales SoloDuo Tanzfestival in Cologne, Germany. The international dance festival hosted by Barnes Crossing has selected 24 solos and duets by up-and-coming choreographers to be presented on the 27th and 28th May. Wishing…

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‘The Snow Queen’ premiere

March 22, 2016

On the 12th March the Vanemuine Theatre ballet company performed the premiere of ‘The Snow Queen’. I had been working the project for over a year with the choreographer Silas Stubbs and set designer Mare Tommingas, and it was wonderful to see the hard work all the different departments have put in finally come to…

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Premiere of ‘DisTanz’ by Dustin Klein

November 13, 2015

On the 22nd November 2015, the Bavarian State Ballet II will premiere a new piece ‘DisTanz’, choreographed by Dustin Klein.This 15 minute piece for 6 dancers is based on the ‘Uncanny Valley’ hypothesis, a characteristic dip in emotional response that happens when we encounter an entity that appears almost, but not quite, human. With Geminoid F…

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New Repeater RPTR trailer

August 25, 2015

The new trailer for Studio Furio’s dance-theatre performance, ‘Repeater RPTR’ is now online!   Thanks to Manuel Branz for filming and the video editing, and Karim Weth for the sound editing.

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The Snow Queen – Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia

June 30, 2015

The costume designs have been handed in, fabrics are being sourced and after the summer break the costume department will begin turning my sketches into a reality. This is my second full-length ballet at the Vanemuine Theatre in Estonia working with the talented, British choreographer Silas Stubbs. For this new, magical production of the Snow…

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‘One’ by Terence Kohler at the Ballett am Rhein

June 30, 2015

I’m thrilled that the ballet ‘One’ by Terence Kohler has been rescheduled and will in appear in the programme b.26 in the Ballett am Rhein’s 2015/2016 season. The premiere will be on the 16th January 2016 in Duisburg, Germany. I can’t wait to continue working on the project with Terence and Verena!

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Repeater RPTR photos

May 8, 2015

Here’s a selection of the beautiful photos taken by Nicha Rodboon from the Munich premiere of Repeater RPTR in the Schwere Reiter.

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Repeater RPTR premiere in Munich

May 6, 2015

Last night (5th May 2015), Studio Furio celebrated the Munich premiere of ‘Repeater RPTR’ at the Schwere Reiter. It was great fun reworking and tweaking the piece for a different performance space and we were thrilled that it was sold out! The next performance is on Thursday 7th May, don’t miss it!

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Red Lights

January 16, 2015

Ah, the desk. Is there any place better for an intellectual to work? The pen of the writer, the pencil of the engineer, the papers of the taxpayer—all find their heavens at the desk. So it goes to reason that cleaning up and organizing your desk is a very important idea. We’re going to start with some very basic tips, but they could make all the difference if you keep up!

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‘auf der matte bleiben’

September 9, 2014

The premiere of ‘auf der matte bleiben’, a dance performance by Dustin Klein, will be on the last day of the ‘tanz an der kante’ (dancing on the edge) festival in Achselschwang, Ammersee on Sunday 5th October.   Choreography – Dustin Klein Music – Georg Vorsamer, Tobias Schmid, Denis Klein, Dustin Klein Costume design –…

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Der Film-Kunst-Tag, Stadttheater Landsberg

September 9, 2014

The filmed performance of ‘Myopic Bounds’ is to be shown as part of the ‘Film-Kunst-Tag’ (Art film day) at the Stadttheater in Landsberg-am-Lech.   Myopic Bounds was a collaborative performance between the Studio Furio members Dustin Klein (choreography), Simon Karlstetter (music), Matthias Lohscheidt (stage and light design) and myself in December 2012.   The film…

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News

July 14, 2014

Unfortunately, ‘One’ by Terence Kohler at the Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf has been postponed until further notice due to illness and will not be premiering in October in the programme b.21. This is a great shame as it was a very enjoyable working process for all involved, but health comes first, and I very…

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‘One’ by Terence Kohler at the Ballett am Rhein

May 12, 2014

The 2014/2015 season has just been announced at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, and I’m delighted to be working on my second piece with the choreographer Terence Kohler. His new ballet ‘One’ will appear alongside George Balanchine’s ‘Serenade’ and a new creation by Hans van Manen in the ballet evening ‘b.21’.   Choreogrpahy…

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Repeater RPTR

February 4, 2014

Premiere – 15th February 2014 Stadttheater Landsberg Choreography – Dustin Klein Music, Dramaturgy – Simon Karlstetter Set Design – Matthias Lohscheidt Costume Design – Louise Flanagan Text – Anna Gschnitzer Production – Claudio Ricci Dancers – Dustin Klein, Emma Barrowman, Zuzana Zahradniková, Ilia Sarkisov, Stephanie Hancox, Peter Jolesch (from the Bavarian State Ballet) Actor – Felix von Bredow    

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Streichquintett – Premiere

December 2, 2013

On Sunday 1st December 2013 the Bavarian State Ballet II danced the world-premiere of Terence Kohler’s ‘Streichquintett’ at the Nationaltheater in Munich. The company of 16 talented, young dancers performed Terence’s vibrant and challenging choreography wonderfully, and I felt very proud to have been a part of the production team by designing the costumes. Working…

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Yarndale

October 2, 2013

At the weekend I helped my mum with her stall at Yarndale, a ‘festival of creativity celebrating traditional and contemporary crafts’ held at Skipton Auction Mart. A woolly heaven for textile enthusiasts, many had a go at weaving for the first time on one of the three different looms my mum took along for demonstrations, as…

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