Rike Zoellner

Image-costumes to costume events: the dramaturgical potential of costume interactions

Department of Art

Abstract to follow

Supervisor theory                     Prof. Dr. Christian Janecke

Supervisor practical part          Prof. Heike Schuppelius


Rike Zöllner is a freelance costume designer. She trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama(MA) after a BA in Literature and Performing Arts in France. Since, she has gone on to design costumes for Opera, Theatre and Film. Her focus remains however in contemporary dance and performance, designing costumes for establishments like the Royal Opera House London, Tanztheater Wuppertal or Malmö Opera House working with choreographers such as Dimitris Papaioannou, Ben Wright, Theo Clinkard, Colette Sadler or Tim Etchells amongst others. In 2019 she was awarded as an Honorary Associate of the Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama. Since 2022 she works as academic assistant in the art history faculty of Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach.

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New Piece I / Seit Sie Dimitris Papaioannou for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (Mitarbeit)

The Lost Thing Ben Wright, Royal Opera House and Candoco Dance Company

Hot Mess Theo Clinkard, Candoco Dance Company 

Ludo Caroline Finn, NDCWales

Sarabande Sasha Amaya, Sophiensaele Berlin

Sick Bed Series Zinzi Buchanan, Fayer Koch, LOFFT Leipzig

This Bright Field Theo Clinkard, Brighton Dome Brighton Festival 

Belonging by Ben Wright, Skanes Dansteater at Malmö Opera House

Ritualia Colette Sadler, Scottish Dance Theatre 

Wild Thoughts, Andrea Costanzo Martini, NDCWales

Across The Souvenirs Alesandra Seutin, Dance Umbrella London

Neue Stücke 2015 by Tim Etchells, Theo Clinkard and  Francois Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 

Furl Eleesha Drennan, National Youth Dance Wales

Tablemanners Tony Adigun, AvantGarde Dance 

Alice In Wonderland Corinna Jarosch, Operahouse Wuppertal

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10 alesandra seutin out of the system dance umbrella 2017 credit pari naderi
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Ludo  by caroline finn at ndcw  photo by mark douet 650a1910