Junge Choreographen – Bavarian State Ballet

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 choreographies by Dustin Klein, Benoît Favre, Anton Pimonov and Andrey Kaydanovskiy. Congratulations to all involved and a big thank you to Theama for Dance in Sicily for making the costumes.

For the next few days, a short video and interview with Dustin Klein about his piece is available here on the Bayerische Rundfunk Mediathek.

More photos coming soon!


Mama, ich kann fliegen 

Choreography – Dustin Klein
Music - Georg Vorsamer
Costume Design – Louise Flanagan
Lighting Design – Paul Putzar

Dancers – Nicholas Losada, Mai Kono, Nicha Rodboon, Maria Daniela Gonzalez Munoz, Dukin Seo, Jonah Cook

July 3rd, 2017

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932

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 piece ‘X²’, it was extraordinary to be standing in front of a wall filled with some of his most famous and inspiring works.

March 25th, 2017

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

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 preparing for the premiere in Moscow – an impressive and exciting city that I would love to visit again. Creative director for the incredible visuals is Paul Putzar and they were brought to life by Nicolai Kovacs’ animation skills.

A big thank you to all of the dancers involved, artistic director Laurent Hilaire and last but by no means least, producers of the ‘Intersection Point’ evening Ksenia Nikolskaya and Daria Fomina.


Choreography – Dustin Klein
Costume Design – Louise Flanagan
Creative Direction – Paul Putzar
Animation – Nicolai Kovacs
Music – Kangding Ray, William Basinski

Dancers - Valeria Mukhanova, Aleksey Lubimov, Ksenia Shevtsova,
Alexander Seleznev, Zhanna Gubanova, Sarel Afanasyev, Polina Zayarnaya

March 25th, 2017

Dance First – Bavarian Summit

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 Maged Mohamed.


Myopic Bounds

Choreography – Dustin Klein



Choreography – Maged Mohamed


Auf der Matte Bleiben

Choreography – Dustin Klein


Photos - Thorsten Jordan

November 10th, 2016
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