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Kristian Fredrikson costume designs (1st of 2)

A costume designer may need to sketch and illustrate a succession of sample designs before the final versions are made up. These beautiful designs were hand-drawn by Kristian Fredrikson for Royal New Zealand Ballet's productions of Swan lake.  Both are of costumes for the evil sorceror Baron von Rothbart – the one on the left was for the 2001 production, while the one on the right was for the 1985 production. Zoom in to see details.

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Artwork by Kristian Fredrikson

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Bill Guest, 'Theatre design - Costume, lighting and sound design', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/42323/kristian-fredrikson-costume-designs (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Bill Guest, published 22 Oct 2014