Bob Cousins (Course Leader for Design for Performance)
Bob Cousins is a designer working across opera, theatre, dance and film.
Living in Australia, his designs have been seen in Hamburg, Zurich, Salzburg, London, New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Bogata, Berlin, Taipai, Dublin, Utrecht, Los Angeles, San Diego, Vienna and Montreal.
Opera designs include sets for Lear, Médée for Salzburg Festspiele; and Der Ring der Nibelungen for Opera Australia and upcoming La Traviata for Opéra National de Paris.
Theatre designs include sets for Season at Sarsaparilla, War of the Roses, King Lear, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui for Sydney Theatre Company; Cloudstreet, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Strange Interlude, Waiting for Godot and My Brilliant Career for Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney; Moving Target for Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne; Medea, Husbands and Wives and Flight 49 for Toneelgroep/ International Theatre Amsterdam; Eine Griechische Trilogie for Berliner Ensemble and Peer Gynt for Schauspielhaus Hamburg.
Dance designs include Weather, Conversation Piece and Motion Picture for Lucy Guerin Inc Dance Company; Complexity of Belonging for Chunky Move Dance Company.
Film designs include Candy, Romulus My Father, Balibo and Ruben Guthrie.
In 2012 Bob received a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in recognition of his career’s work.