YOLANDA SONNABEND (1935-2015)

Saturday 24th November 12.00 – 3.00 pm

The Exhibition continues to Saturday 22nd December

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SELECTED COSTUME DESIGNS FROM THE ARTIST’S ESTATE

Including…

‘The Great Peacock’ / ‘Nachtpfauenauge’ 1958/1963. ‘The Oresteia’ 1961.
‘Khovanchina’ 1963. ‘The Maids’ 1964. ‘Iphigenia in Taurus’ 1964.
‘Orfeo’ 1964. ‘Phèdre’ 1966. ‘The Tempest’ 1968. ‘The Blacks’ 1969.
‘Othello’ 1970. ‘The Turn of the Screw’ 1971. ‘Requiem’ 1976.
‘Five Rückert Songs’ 1978. ‘Platea’ 1981. ‘Caravaggio’ 1986.
‘Concerto’ 1991. ‘Camino Real’ 1997.

     Most of Sonnabend’s designs are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Opera House and The Theatre Collection at Bristol University. These are selected for their particular vigour and inventiveness from a small batch forced to the surface during a recent move by the artist’s brother. The Exhibition does not pretend to be a retrospective – her output as designer and artist over 50 years was prodigious – but it does gather, for those interested in that intersection between the theatre and the fine arts, examples marked by her imagination, understanding and technical inventiveness.

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SONNABEND CONVERSATION
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Sarah Woodcock, former Curator of Costume and Photographs at the Theatre Museum and Jonathan  Gray, Editor of Dancing Times and a former Assistant Curator at the Theatre Museum have very kindly agreed to host a Conversation about Yolanda Sonnabend and her Work during the Opening.
Seating is limited so if you would like a chair please contact us.

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NOTE: Nothing will be sold before Midday on Saturday 24th November.
Please contact us if you an unfamilair with the buying procedure for our Exhibitions.

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