2003 LINBURY PRIZE FINALIST
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'‘The Linbury Prize gave me the confidence for my further artistic career, I am very thankful for this motivation.’'
Yukiko Tsukamoto, Designer
Yukiko attained a BA in Theatre Design at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, followed by an MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, graduating in 2003. In the same year, Yukiko was one of eight finalists selected by director Rupert Goold for the prestigious Linbury Prize for Stage Design. Yukiko was offered her first design job in 2001 when graduating Central St. Martins for Abbysinia at Southwark Playhouse, directed by former artistic director of Tiata Fahodzi Femi Elufowoju Jr, and since then has worked on many plays, dance and operas in the UK, as well as Japan.
Play design credits include JOE GUY written by Roy Williams for Soho Theatre, Hysteria devised by Inspector Sands which received a Total Theatre Award 2006, IF THAT’S ALL THERE IS devised by Inspector Sands that won Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Award 2009, and The Portrait of Beatrice Cenci written and directed by Tetsu Taoshita. Opera design credits include Ariadne auf Naxos, Magic Flute, Turandot.
Dance design credits include Boogaloo Rooms choreographed by Cassa Pancho, Duel Fuel by Irek Mukhamedov, Depouillement by Will Tuckett, Together Alone with Jonathan Watkins, EGAL by Robert Binet, Two of a Kind by Christopher Marney and House of Dreams by Michael Corder. In 2019 Yukiko founded Fabula Collective. Since then, the company worked with emerging and established artists, created digital and live work and premiered two shows in 2019 – Elevation in Japan at the Cerulean Tower Noh Theatre, Tokyo and Ley Line at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, London.