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SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Jon Bausor is a multi-award-winning international stage designer and creative director.

He designed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the kinetic sculpture to light the flame for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Originally trained as a classical musician, Jon retrained on the Motley Theatre Design Course and was a Linbury Prize finalist in 2000. Since then he has designed extensively in dance, opera and theatre for companies worldwide.

His work is known for its large-scale visual impact and transformational concepts with strong dramaturgical narratives. Theatre includes: Bat Out of Hell (London/ Germany/ Toronto/ New York); WICKED (Stage Entertainment, Hamburg); True West (West End); Knight’s Tale (Tokyo); Fatherland (Frantic Assembly/ Manchester International Festival); Tree (Young Vic/ Manchester International Festival); The Band – The Take That Musical (West End/ UK Tour); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic/West End- Best Design UK Theatre awards ); the James Plays (National Theatre/ National Theatre Scotland/ World tour); Ghost Stories (West End/ Toronto/ Moscow); Lord of the Flies (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); MAMETZ (National Theatre of Wales- winner best design UK Theatre awards and Wales Theatre awards); You For Me For You (Royal Court); I am Yusuf (Shebbahurr, Palestine/ Young Vic, London).

As an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company he has designed numerous productions including Hamlet, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and the entire 2012 Shipwrecked season.

His extensive dance collaborations include designs for Rambert, the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House, Norwegian and Finnish National Ballets, Netherlands Dans Theater, and English National Ballet.

Opera design includes: Die Walküre (Bordeaux National Opera); Cendrillon (Glyndebourne); The Knot Garden (Theatre an der Wien); The Lighthouse (Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano) and Agrippina (Grange Park Opera).