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Alexandra Bonds

Designer Biography

Alexandra B. Bonds is the Professor of Costume Design at the University of Oregon in the USA. Trained at Syracuse University and University of Denver, her designs have been featured in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. Design Expo six times and included in the USITT-USA Prague Quadrennial exhibits in 1987, 1999, and 2007. Her costume designs were also selected for World Stage Design in 2009 and 2013. She has designed over one hundred productions nationally and internationally. As USITT Vice President for International Activities, she was the Commissioner for the USITT-USA national, student, and architecture exhibits to the PQ in 2003 and 2007, and International Liaison the exhibits for 2011. Alexandra is a leading expert in costumes for the Beijing opera and author of Beijing Opera Costumes, The Visual Communication of Character and Culture Through Clothing, published by the University of Hawaii Press in 2008. Her book is a definitive study of the historical context, symbolism, and practical techniques of dress in this traditional performance style. She has lectured at prestigious locations regionally and globally, including the Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Wimbledon School of Art, and the Courtauld Institute in London, England.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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