Book: Kristian Fredrikson -  Designer

Book: Kristian Fredrikson - Designer

Multi-discipline designer Kristian Fredrikson was an extraordinary influence in Australian Dance, Opera and Drama. 



 His collaborations with Graeme Murphy saw scenes of unleashed imagination, breathtaking beauty and impeccable craftsmanship, pulsing with human emotion. Memories of Kristian's sets and costumes for Sheherazade, Daphnis and Chloe, An Evening, The Selfish Giant, After Venice, Late Afternoon of a Faun, King Roger, Beauty and the Beast and later stagings of Poppy, are his legacy to us all. 

 This book examines the life and career of acclaimed designer for the theatre, Kristian Fredrikson (1940-2005). Fredrikson worked across theatrical genres including in theatre, dance, opera, and film and television.  

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Fredrikson began his design career working with a small, amateur operetta company in Wellington. He then went on to establish a major, five decade-long career in Australia, returning to New Zealand on occasions to design for opera and ballet.


About the Author
Michelle Potter is a writer, curator and historian with a doctorate in art history and dance history from the Australian National University. Michelle was inaugural Curator of Dance at the National library of Australia, 2002 - 2006, and Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, New York City, 2006 - 2008.

  • Pages 240
  • Hardcover

  • Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.1  x 2.7

  • Published: 2020
  • weight: 1.24kg


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