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234th Season

Mireille Dessingy

Costume Designer

Born in Switzerland. Currently lives in Geneva.
After studying fashion design, she opened an atelier in 1980 in Geneva, where she created costumes for the Théâtre de Vidy, the Théâtre de Carouge, the Comédie de Genève, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and La Revue Genevoise as well as several dance and circus companies in Switzerland, France and Italy.
She has worked with such set designers as Roland Deville, Gilles Lambert, Jean-Claude Maret and Eric Jeanmonod of the Théâtre du Loup.
Has worked with directors including Mathias Langhoff, Manfred Karge, Claude Stratz, Franзois Rochaix, Marc Liebens, André Steiger and Dominique Catton.
Collaborated with Rosella Hightower on Harold and Maude, as well as dancers from the Alias company and choreographer Noemí Lapsezon.
Regularly takes part in the Avignon Festival and the Ambronay Festival of baroque opera. For twenty years she has been designing costumes for the Autrement Aujourd´hui professional company of mentally handicapped artists.
She first worked with Alain Maratrat in 2003, creating the costumes for La dispute (Marivaux), Three Sisters (Chekhov) and Peer Gynt. She worked with him on Il viaggio a Reims at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, also staged at Paris´ Théâtre du Châtelet in December 2005.
Taught a costume design course at the University of Venice in 2006.
Among her most recent works are the costume designs for Claudel´s L´échange and David Mamet´s Oleanna at the Théâtre de Carouge in addition to La nuit des rois in Berlin, staged by Alain Maratrat.
Future plans include Alice in Wonderland at the Théâtre Am Stram Gram in September 2007 and La Revue Genevoise in October 2007.

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