Petra Lebdušková

The costume and set designer Petra Lebdušková studied at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, graduating in 2010. She also attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art in Paris (textile design). In 2007 she created costumes for the performance Autobahn at the Disk theatre, directed by Lída Engelová. While still a student, she established intensive collaboration with the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), primarily FAMU International, designing costumes and sets for many short films, including Lucie Groene’s The Beggar’s Story (2009), which received Best Picture/Best Art Direction awards at the MPI Film Festival. Moreover, she worked on the clips 4Chrrr for The Tap Tap band (2009, directed by Radovan Síbrt) and the Czech Nightingale competition (2012, directed by Vojtěch Moravec). In 2012, she created the sets and costumes for Prague’s Ball at the Opera, on the occasion of which she launched her successful co-operation with the choreographers Viktor Konvalinka and Tomáš Rychetský. When it comes to theatre, she has of late mainly devoted to designing ballet costumes. Of vital importance was her work on Petr Zuska’s choreography Death and the Maiden, created for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in 2011 (premiered at the Salle Garnier, Monte Carlo). Her most recent accomplishment was the designs for the production Czech Ballet Symphony II (premiered in April 2014 at the State Opera in Prague): new costumes for Guru (choreography: Viktor Konvalinka, music: Jan Jirásek), Stabat Mater (choreography: Petr Zuska, music: Antonín Dvořák) and remaking of the original costumes for Field Mass (choreography: Jiří Kylián, music: Bohuslav Martinů).
At the present time, she also works as head of the sets and costumes section of the Studio FAMU and teaches foreign students of the Cinematography Department.