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Maira Vazeou

Set & Costume Designer

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57 projects

ALL WRAPPED UP

Bio

Stage & costume designer. She graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London BA (Hons) Theatre Design and from Veloudakis School of Fashion with distinction. She has participated in seminars on jewellery, hat design and stage painting. She has designed sets and costumes for a number of performances and operas in England, Greece and abroad, for open/closed spaces and festivals. In 2003 – 2011 she collaborated with many film directors in Pinwood, Shepperton and Elstree Studios in London (Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Rupert Sanders, et.al.) as set designer and decorator. She has designed Excerpts from Theatre for ERT, two documentaries based on Eumenides and Friedrich Schiller. She created props for Klepsydra and other parts of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies – Athens 2004. She is a permanent artist of Olivier Award Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong at West End. She collaborates with and designs for various theatre universities in London (London College of Music, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Court Theatre Training Company). She teaches Theatre, Screen & Performance at the University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts/Foundation Department and offers academic support in BA and MA of the Wimbledon School of Arts and Central Saint Martins.

The performance is based on the sensory involvement of children under five, while it also invites disabled people or people with special educational needs to coexist in the same space. As it premiered in Christmas December, my intention was to enable the experience of the performance as an instance of gift-opening and to have it unfold as a wrapping-up process. I wanted to create an interactive environment where spectator and actor coexist, providing inspiration and giving everybody the impression of theatrical magic. The long cooperation with the entire group encouraged me into new creative and expressive paths based on motion, sound, touch and smell. As an example, a later development of this concept, which I am currently researching, is the design of available material that can be delivered to families to continue the sensory exploration and experiment with theatrical narrative in their own space.

Credits

Director: Ellie Griffiths
Design: Maira Vazeou
Lighting Design: Andy Hamer
Μusic: Sally Golding
Sound Design: Matt Spendlove

Photos: Patrick Baldwin, Suzi Corker

ARTSDEPOT, LONDON – DECEMBER 2019

ALL WRAPPED UP

The performance is based on the sensory involvement of children under five, while it also invites disabled people or people with special educational needs to coexist in the same space. As it premiered in Christmas December, my intention was to enable the experience of the performance as an instance of gift-opening and to have it unfold as a wrapping-up process. I wanted to create an interactive environment where spectator and actor coexist, providing inspiration and giving everybody the impression of theatrical magic. The long cooperation with the entire group encouraged me into new creative and expressive paths based on motion, sound, touch and smell. As an example, a later development of this concept, which I am currently researching, is the design of available material that can be delivered to families to continue the sensory exploration and experiment with theatrical narrative in their own space.

Bio

Stage & costume designer. She graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London BA (Hons) Theatre Design and from Veloudakis School of Fashion with distinction. She has participated in seminars on jewellery, hat design and stage painting. She has designed sets and costumes for a number of performances and operas in England, Greece and abroad, for open/closed spaces and festivals. In 2003 – 2011 she collaborated with many film directors in Pinwood, Shepperton and Elstree Studios in London (Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Rupert Sanders, et.al.) as set designer and decorator. She has designed Excerpts from Theatre for ERT, two documentaries based on Eumenides and Friedrich Schiller. She created props for Klepsydra and other parts of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies – Athens 2004. She is a permanent artist of Olivier Award Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong at West End. She collaborates with and designs for various theatre universities in London (London College of Music, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Court Theatre Training Company). She teaches Theatre, Screen & Performance at the University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts/Foundation Department and offers academic support in BA and MA of the Wimbledon School of Arts and Central Saint Martins.

Credits

Director: Ellie Griffiths
Design: Maira Vazeou
Lighting Design: Andy Hamer
Μusic: Sally Golding
Sound Design: Matt Spendlove

Photos: Patrick Baldwin, Suzi Corker

ARTSDEPOT, LONDON – DECEMBER 2019