Celia Grenville is a Level 6 BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Interpretation) student at Arts University Bournemouth. Over the past year she has been collaborating with a French theatre in Lyon, on a production of ‘Aladdin’, for this Christmas period. Here is what she has to say about her work:
I designed, drafted and created all the 7 costumes and hats for the cast, over coming many obstacles. The genie is going to be on stilts and jasmine being played by two actresses and only one costume, which is never an ideal situation for a costume maker.
Whilst studying at Uni, I created the costumes in the UK, which was a fun challenge, communicating with what the client wanted. I did make several trips to Lyon, where we discussed the designs and fabrics chosen, and also which version of the story to portray.
Overall I am very pleased with how they look onstage under the lighting and in character. I want to thank Compagnie Myriade for this opportunity and wish them good luck on opening night!
Have a look at Celia’s Facebook page for more of her work.