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.theguardian - 2 month ago

Building a brilliant theatre career: designer Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey

After cutting her teeth on carnival parades and the Olympics opening ceremony, the bright designer collaborated on dazzling creations for major London stagesSadeysa Greenaway-Bailey’s career as a stage designer began with a well-judged stint of work experience. “I didn’t just want to make cups of tea and do the photocopying,” she says. So at 14, Greenaway-Bailey was assigned to shadow the creative team at Mahogany Carnival Arts, in Harlesden, London. “I just didn’t leave – I’d go back every summer. Mahogany is where I first learned to weld and do metalwork, before going to university.”She made carnival costumes, large-scale puppets, kinetic sculptures and props for indoor and outdoor she travelled the world to work on dance, mime and theatre productions and helped make costumes for major sporting ceremonies, including the opening of the Olympics in London 2012, before jumping into the world of design. Continue reading...


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