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Lucie Loosová

Set designer and creative artist Lucie Loosová studied at the Technical School of Applied Arts in Prague (1992), subject: toy design, and later gained a master's degree from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Prague (1998), specialising in stage design. Her dissertation project was décor and direction of Verdi's opera Rigoletto in the premises of the Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč. In between, she participated in several study stays abroad (1993-1994 at Nottingham Trent University, England; 1996 at the Theatre School in Odense, Denmark) and specialist short-term affiliations (1994 Theatre Festival in Stockholm, 1995-1996 Academy of Film Arts (FAMU) in Prague - subject: photography, 1999 short-term affiliation in the USA).
Lucie Loosová has recently participated in a number of theatre projects, including with the director Petr Novotný (Les Misérables, Goja Music Hall 2003; Romeo and Juliet, Pardubice 2003; Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Vinohrady Theatre in Prague 2003; Fiddler On The Roof, Pardubice 2002; Cesta Karla IV. do Francie (Journey Of Charles IV To France), Vinohrady Theatre 2003). As a costume or set designer, she has helped to prepare productions with the directors Oto Ševčík (Twelfth Night, Karlovy Vary 2001), Michal Dočekal (Shopping And Fucking, Ústí nad Labem 2001), Juraj Herz (Byl to pták (It Was A Bird), Divadlo Bez zábradlí, Prague 2000), Jiří Menzl (Same Time, Next Year, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 1999) and many others. Other activities of hers pertaining to theatre include costume design for the musical Balada pro banditu (Ballad For A Bandit, Karlovy Vary, 2000), for Bohumil Hrabal's Hlučná samota (Too Loud A Solitude, Divadlo Bez zábradlí, 1999), set design for May Day by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Dejvice Theatre, Prague 1995), as well as set and costume design for many projects in the HAMU studio and Disk, for instance, J. Hayden - The Pharmacist, (HAMU, 1996), L. Fišer - Lancelot (HAMU, 1997), W. A. Mozart - The Marriage Of Figaro (HAMU, 1995), D. Fischerová - Báj (Legend, Disk, 1997), C. Serrau - Bunny, Hare (Disk, 1996).
Lucie Loosová has also participated in creative art projects beyond permanent theatre stages, as well as events abroad. She created the overall artistic conception of the FAMU Festival in 1996, displayed her work at Prague's Old Town Hall within a group exhibition entitled Elements 97 and has twice given lectures at Chicago University. In 1999 the lectures were devoted to European set design with a subsequent staging of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, while in 2001 the lectures linked up with the implementation of the Mandragola (Mandrake) drama project.

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