A retired dancer, Jorge Sandoval is one of the success stories of the Dancer Transition Resource Centre where he won several grants and retrained for a career in set and costume design. In 2009 Mr. Sandoval was nominated by The Ontario - Canada Council for the Arts for the Myrtle and Virginia Cooper Award in design and in 2014 Mr. Sandoval was awarded the CIMO Fellowship at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
Mr. Sandoval is currently a PhD candidate at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, holds an MFA in Theatre and Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Regina in Canada and a BFA in Art History and Studio Art from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Mr. Sandoval teaches Design and Performance at University of Regina and Aalto University in Helsinki and he is the resident set and costume designer for the professional dance festival at the Banff Summer Arts Festival since 2005 where he designs and mentors young designers from Canada and abroad.
Mr. Sandoval is at present the Exhibition Coordinator for the Exhibition at the conference "Critical Costume 2015" in Helsinki, Finland as well as for two exhibitions / art performances and installations, that will be part of the Conference "Performing Turtle Island: Deconstructing Identities" (Sept. 2015) in Regina, Canada.
Mr. Sandoval's main interest in research orbits around the production of space, the interaction between new digital technologies, the theatrical space and the spectator.
His most recent credits in Design include the set and costume design for choreographer Donald Sales' story ballet "The Ugly Duckling" (Banff Centre for the Arts 2013), the costume design for Aszure Barton's choreography "Aluminum Cloud" (Banff 2012), and for Kevin O'Day's choreography "Face to Face" in co-production with Mannheim Ballet, Ballet British Columbia and The Banff Centre in 2010, and the set and costume design for the George Brown College production of "The Country Wife" in 2013.
Past credits include the costume design for the production "L'Ecole des Femmes" directed by Diana Leblanc for TfT (Théâtre français Toronto) in 2010, the set design of "Les Noirs sont Heureux" for TfT in 2009, the set and costume design for "Le Grand Peep Show" for Corpus Dance Theatre in Toronto in 2007 as well as the costume design for the dance video "Between Seams". In 2007 Mr. Sandoval also designed the costumes of "A Christmas Carol" for Globe Theatre, Regina, which opened with fantastic reviews.
Other credits include the costume design for Globe Theatre's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Anne of Green Gables" in 2008.
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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - AABSCTM - June-August 2015
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