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Sha Lu is a London bases costume designer originally from South China. Her artistic background has driven her interests, especially in aesthetic explanation through performance and movement, who became interested in the combination of costume, installation art with live performance.
She keeps find out her way both in costume design and in art direction for performance, showing a significant visual impact without loosing those details and textile within her work.
She remains her flexible and open-mind attitude when approaching her ideas. She is keen in discovering unless possibilities in her creativity.
About her final major project in 2015: 'Yet Still Steadfast, Still Unchangeable.'
This performance is based on the narrative of the tragic love relationship between the English romantic poet John Keats and his fiancee Fanny Brawne. Focusing on two particular stages of their relationship when she immerses into the memories of John and when she is forced to face the truth of Keats’s death.
The love letters and poems become the essential elements as they played a significant role in their spiritual communication during Keats illness.
This contemporary costume-driven dance piece also focuses on the disease and how it affects the human body, both mentally and physically; through decay and fragmentation.
Although the material remains its period essence, there is something internal about the meaning of this story, which reflected in our current life. The sending and receiving messages has become instant today. However, a love letter is timeless, as well as love itself.
Performer/Choreographer: Anuschka Socher;
Hair/Make-up: Izzy Cammareri;
Photography: Zhangwei Fu/Yuqiao Geng.
More credits info at the end of the film.
Previous experience in performance:
Sha worked at the Royal Ballet School as wardrobe assistant to Caroline Hume, also collaborated with the costume maker for a production at the Royal Opera House. She took the internship placement in the production department at the Unicorn Theatre in year 2, working with the costume designer, wardrobe supervisor and stage manager. She created successful costumes under the guidelines of the experienced crew which earned many compliments from the team. She took the role of costume designer for the play 'The Macropulos Case' by Karel Čapek, which later performed at the Central Saint Martin’s Studio Theatre in 2014. In China, she has worked as assistant head of costume in Shanghai Drama Art Centre. As the costume designer of the play 'Horrific Pet Store', the piece reached the Championship in the final competition of ChinaJoy Cosplay Festival 2014 in China.