Yelisei Shepelev

Costume Designer
Born in Murmansk. Studied at the St Petersburg Nicholas Roerich Arts School, faculty of interior design. In 2011 he graduated from the faculty of set design of the St Petersburg Academy of Theatre Art having specialised as a production designer (workshop of Vladimir Firer, Honoured Artist of Russia). Despite his youth, Yelisei Shepelev’s creative portfolio already includes more than ten theatre productions. Together with stage director Natalia Pakhomova he has worked on such productions as Until the Dawn (private theatre project in Joensuu, Finland, 2010), The Storm (Puppet Theatre of the Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, 2011), Russian Borzoi (Ulyanovsk Puppet Theatre, 2012), Ilya of Murom and Nightingale the Robber (Teremok Puppet Theatre, Vologda, 2012) and Shakespeare’s Notes (Puppet Theatre of the Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, premiere scheduled for November 2013). Together with stage director Vladislav Kalpakov at the Musical Theatre of the Republic of Karelia he has worked on productions of Il campanello di notte, Morozko and Die Zauberflöte. Yelisei Shepelev has also been involved in the international project Silasveta (Germany). His collaboration with choreographer Yuri Smekalov began with a co-production of Intensio, premiered in March 2013 at the XIII International Ballet Festival Mariinsky as part of the Young Choreographers’ Creative Workshop. In August 2013 the Elisa Carrillo Cabrera Theatre and Concert Hall in Texcoco (Mexico) hosted the premiere of the ballet Infinita Frida (choreography by Yuri Smekalov, music by Alexander Maev), with production sets and costumes by Yelisei Shepelev.
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