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Alicja Kokosińska is a young set designer who collaborated with art direction students of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw and the National Film School in Łódź. She started as a stage designer assistant for B. Brtitten’s opera The Rape of Lucretia and, together with Natalia Kozłowska and Julia Skrzynecka, she worked on G. F. Händel’s Orlando at the Warsaw Chamber Opera.
In 2014, she began a two years collaboration with the theatrical group Pożar w Burdelu for whom she has designed staging for 11 performances with a number of theatres in Warsaw, including: Teatr WARSawy, Teatr Studio, Teatr Polski, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Koneser Cultural Center and Open’er Festival in Gdynia. In 2015 she designed the set for the theater piece Ruchele is getting married at the Jewish Theater in Warsaw. The following year she made her debut at the Krakow Opera with G. Donizetti’s masterpiece Don Pasquale. In the subsequent years it is worth mentioning Alicja Kokosińska’s work at the Polish Royal Opera, with making the stage design and costumes for B. Britten’s The Little Sweep, creating stage and costume design for a premiere production of J. Massenet’s opera Thaïs at the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk as well as the stage design for theatre play 28 Days by Olga Shylayeva at the Polish Theatre in Poznań. In the 2020/2021 artistic season she has cooperated with a popular Polish music band Kwiat Jabłoni, being responsible for the set design of their music videos and created the set design for a series called Brama Cafe.
Although designing for the opera is the main focus of her work, the artist also practices canvas painting, photography, costume and set design for advertisement and film. She is a graduate of Stage Design faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Updated June 2021
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