Jessye Norman

Oedipus Rex
Julie Taymor’s amazing film of Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio ‘Oedipus Rex’ won many awards, following its staging at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan in 1992. Julie Taymor (designer and director of ‘The Lion King’) both directed the production and designed the costumes, basing the unique look of the production on early Japanese Haniwa and European Cycladic sculpture (3200-2200 BC), and assisted by a strking set design from George Tsypin and clay make-up from Reiko Kruk.

Tobias Gremmler

Virtual Actors in Chinese Opera
Created for a theater piece that fuses Chinese Opera  with New Media, the virtual actors are inspired by shapes, colors and motions of traditional Chinese costumes and dance. The project explores how costumes and motions can virtually reshape a human body.