Kimie Nakano – Set and Costume Designer
Kimie Nakano studied literature at Musashino University in Tokyo, theatre costume at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Paris and a theatre design MA at Wimbledon College of Art in London.
In 2023 Kimie won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Costume Design for My Neighbour Totoro for the RSC at the Barbican
set and costume design for dance including M-Dao (English National Ballet ):Yabin Wang. Carmen (The Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre ) The Little Prince ( Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal ), The 3 dancers ( Rambert Dance Company , Introdans) 360˚ ( Luzerner Theater ) : Didy Veldman. The Shape of sound : Kenneth Tindall , The Kingdom of Back : Morgann Runacre- Temple, Mamela …: Mlindi Kulashe ( Northern Ballet ) Adam Zero / Die Vier Jahreszeiten (Stadttheater Bremerhaven ) : Sergei Vanaev.
set design for The Little Mermaid(Northern Ballet ) :David Nixon OBE.
Costume design for dance including FALL (Royal Ballet of Flanders), Qutb ( Sadler’s Wells / Introdans ) :Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alfhild Agrells Arv ( Norrdans ), for Akram Khan Company, Vertical Road , DUST (English National Ballet), iTMOi , Torobaka, Gnosis, Kaash, The Rashomon Effect ( Sadler’s Wells ), technê (Sylvie Guillem for Life in Progress), XENOS, Outwitting the Devil.
other choreographers including Aditi Mangaldas ,Miguel Altunaga, Carlos Acosta, , José Agudo, Megumi Nakamura , Peter Svenzon, Mari Carraco, Megumi Eda, Alesandra Seutin , Dam Van Huynh, and companies including Royal Danish Ballet, Grand Theatre Geneve, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Norrdans, Theatre Dortmund , The Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre..
credits costume design include The Return of Ulysses director John Fulljames ( Royal Opera ), Turandot director Daniel Kramer ( Grand Thèâtre de Genève) Set and Costume Design Tristan und Isolde director Carmen Jakobi (Longborough Festival Opera ), Dream Hunter ( Wilton’s Music Hall), Tokaido Road opera by Nicola LeFanu, director Caroline Clegg .
Theatre credites include Yabu no Naka, modern noh/kyogen play director Mansai Nomura. Pas, Pas moi, va et vien, Beckett Festival (Theatre National Populaire),The Lady from the Sea ( Kilden teater ) director Amlalie Nillsen , 2 Graves (Arts Theatre), La Nuit du Train de la Voie Lacteé director Oriza Hirata.
Costume design Rough Girls ( Lyric Theatre ) director Kimberkey Skykes Costume Design for the commemoration of the 20th anniversary Kwibuka ceremony in Rwanda ( 2014 )
Film credits include costumes for Basho (2008) and Macbeth (2018). Her work has been exhibited, including at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial and the V&A.