John Otto

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Designer

John Otto (New Zealand) studied at the celebrated Motley Design School, London.

Made his debut in Amsterdam, where he is resident, with Darius Milhaud’s “Les Malheurs d’Orphée” for the Netherlands Opera and has since designed for many opera, theatre and dance companies throughout Europe and America.




Empire Noir - Dutch National Ballet
John Otto’s iconic design creates an impeccably simple setting. A sweep of moulded grey encircles the dancers, catching the light on the upper luminous edge and framing a void of infinite depth and darkness. It displays the dancers, dressed by Yumiko Takeshima in sculptured grey/blue leotards and tights, to perfection.
— www.criticaldance.org

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2018

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Company

Anima Animus San Francisco Ballet, Chor. David Dawson

2017

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Empire Noir Pacific North West Ballet, Seattle, Chor. David Dawson

2016

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Swan Lake Scottish Ballet, Chor. David Dawson
The Third Light Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia, Chor. David Dawson
A Sweet Spell of Oblivion Ballet Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Chor. David Dawson

2015

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Empire Noir Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam, Chor. David Dawson

2014

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Katibu National Reisopera , Dir. Monique Wagemakers