John Otto

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Designer

John Otto (Neuseeland) studied industrial design and was assistant Bühnenbildner with the New Zealand Opera, Royal New Zealand Ballet and also the Australian Opera at the Sydney Opera House. He studied in London at the famous Motley Design School and made his debut with Darius Milhaud’s Les Malheurs d’Orphéefor the Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam. John has designed for many opera, theatre and dance companies throughout the world. 


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

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

Unbound - a festival of new works San Francisco Ballet, Chor. David Dawson

2017

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Company

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