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Photos: Sandy Butler

THE BROTHERS LIONHEART - Stage Adaption

Designer and Maker

 

2020 - 2021

The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren was one of my final year projects at Edinburgh College of Art. 

It is the story about two brothers who die and go to the after-death land Nangijala. Nangijala is a place of adventure and fairytales, but there is a tyrant, Tengil, who they need to fight to achieve peace and freedom again.

Originally a children's book, I made it into a dance piece, inspired by nature, Swedish folk costume and draping experiments, taking it away from the iconic original designs and into something completely new, while still keeping that dreamlike ethereal feeling of cherry blossoms in the spring.

One of the costumes from this project were to be sewed up, and I chose to make Jonatan Lionheart, whose costume include a heavily hand embroidered jacket which took me around 130h to complete. For a more in-depth look into the project please have a look at my Design Book linked below.

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Final Lineup: (left to right) Hubert, Orvar, Tengil, Guard, Jossi, Mattias, Skorpan, Jonatan, Sofia
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Experimentation with shape on a half-scale mannequin
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