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Eiki Oshioka, Costume Designer
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Author:  Basheva [ Sun Oct 06, 2002 8:31 am ]
Post subject:  Eiki Oshioka, Costume Designer

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Oscar-winner Eiki Oshioka — designer of the wild costumes for Cirque du Soleil's "Verekai" — creates another kind of show that must go on.

By Eils Lotozo
Inquirer Staff Writer

As costume designer for the new Cirque du Soleil show Varekai, in Philadelphia through Oct. 20, the Oscar-winning, Tony-nominated artist takes the circus' penchant for the eye-popping to a whole new level.

There are outrageous animals (are they lizards? birds?) and a squad of otherwordly characters with horns, light bulbs or brilliantly colored knobs on their heads. She puts a troupe of youthful Chinese acrobats into weirdly bulbous blue suits, and outfits a team of high-flying Russians in costumes that appear to be aflame.

When you get to the newspaper article - look at the designer's picture and you will see 'more photos' click on that to see the truly extraordinary costumes.

(This post also appears in the Cirque du Soleil thread in World Dance Forum)

Author:  LMCtech [ Thu Oct 10, 2002 2:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Eiki Oshioka, Costume Designer

I love this designer. So creative.

She won the Oscar for Coppola's "Dracula" if you want to view some of her excellent work without buying a ticket to Verekai. I particularly love the red armor worn by the title character in the flashback scenes.

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