KAZUE HATANO -----Short Biography   Born in Tokyo, Kazue is one of Japan’s most sought after theatre designers for sets and costumes. She graduated from Waseda University in 1970, in 1974, the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japanese Government awarded Kazue a two-year grant to work in Europe as an independent designer. She worked as an assistant for John Bury (Head of Design) at the Royal National Theatre in London  In 1991, Kazue founded the Society of Japanese Theatre Designers and in 2006,founded PaCPA• Pacific Creators for the Performing Arts.   Kazue’s main international works include, The Hostage  (1971), for which she won the minister of Culture and Education Award,  Il Campiello ,  Hobson's Choice ,  Tally's Folly ,  Good ,  Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? ,  The Club ,  Night Mother "  Edmund   Kean ,  Can't pay, won't pay ,  The House of Bernarda Alba ,  A Doll's House ,  Ghosts ,  The Cherry Orchard ,  The Seagull ,  Amadeus ,   The Woman in Black,  The Winter's Tale ,  Much Ado About Nothing ,  The Comedy of Errors ,  Measure for Measure ,  Twelfth Night ,  A Midsummer Night Dream, and many more Opera & Musicals   and she has worked many Japanese plays   Her many exhibitions and workshops have been conducted in Japan and in the UK and other countries, amongst them, the Japanese Theatre Design Exhibition 2001 at the Royal National Theatre in London. Her successful workshops of Costumes have been created by using the various aspects of materials and styling with the unique idea of theme. Jakarta in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in 2006,Prague in Czech in 2007and 2011, Sibiu in Romania in 2009,Istanbur in Turkey in 2010.         Besides her theatre commitments, Kazue has taught at Tama Art University, the Faculty of Filming and Theatre, and at Nippon University, the College of Art, the Faculty of Theatre and Drama. She has also been on the jury for a number of awards and festivals – All Nippon Youth Theatre Festival, the International Jury member of Prague Quadrennial 2003, the International Jury member of World Stage Design 2005 in Toronto,  In 2007, Asha Foundation(UK) awarded her “ The 100 Inspired Women in the World”.
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