Born to a mixed Nepalese and British heritage, I feel fortunate to have been exposed to a spectrum of cultural history from a young age. Folklore and mythology were a significant part of my childhood and the use of narrative to bridge cultural, social and generational divides continues to be an underlying motivation in my work.

Originally educated in graphic design and visual communication, I worked as an art director and creative producer in fashion and publishing before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as a performance designer. I’ve designed projects spanning dance, theatre, film and interactive entertainment, and believe in a multidisciplinary approach to storytelling. I am particularly passionate about the value of costume design and work that puts the performer at the heart of the production. My design expertise encompasses; costume design, set design, art direction and concept illustration. I firmly believe in investing in young people and am always keen to facilitate and support projects that work to empower and inspire our future society.

BENJAMIN THAPA
PERFORMANCE DESIGNER

benjamin@benjaminthapa.com
+44 (0) 7966707203

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  • PRÍHODY LIŠKY BYSTROUŠKY - PERFORMANCE DESIGN

    ‘PRÍHODY LIŠKY BYSTROUŠKY’ (The Cunning Little Vixen) composed by Leoš Janácek is a cross-genre opera originally performed in Brno, 1924. This design, produced in collaboration with director Daniel Slater, responds to Janácek’s dynamic storytelling through the incorporation of contemporary dance and ballet throughout the action on stage. Designed to be staged at the Royal Opera House, the performance concept focuses on the phycological journey of the forester. Beginning in a single archway in a basement tavern, the audience is slowly exposed to a recursive ‘forest’ of archways inhabited by creatures conjured from the foresters subconscious. A combination of traditional painting techniques and projected animations were designed to give the arches a subtle motion that would emphasise the unsettling and fantastical nature of the forester’s dream world.
    PERFORMANCE DESIGN | SET DESIGN | COSTUME DESIGN | COSTUME ILLUSTRATION | CONCEPT DESIGN
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