Design Projects

Donald Muhammad Trump

 

2016

 

A short film about a bizarre backstage crisis at a 2016 Republican Presidential rally.


Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing) 

Holli Dempsey (Black Mirror) 

John P Arnold (The Angels' Share)

 

 

 

Costume Designer : Zepur Agopyan 

Director: Darragh Mortell

 

 

 

 

 

Asim Chaudhry as Donald Trump

John P Arnold as the Campaign Manager, and Holli Dempsey as the Campaign Assistant

Trump supporters, Crowd

Asim Chaudhry as Donald Trump

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Sospan's Kiosk
Sospan's Kiosk

Matt Addis as Louie Knight, & Phyl Harries as Sospan

Matt Addis as Louie Knight, & Sonia Beck as Mrs. Llantrisant

Adrian Metcalfe as Cadwaladr and David Prince

Sospan's Kiosk
Sospan's Kiosk

Matt Addis as Louie Knight, & Phyl Harries as Sospan

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Aberystwyth Mon Amour

 

2016

 

 

Based in the Welsh  town of Aberystwyth which is run by the all powerful Druids. Detective Louie Knight, The best/ only private detective in town is engaged by the exotic singer Myfanwy Montez to find what has become of her cousin, Evans the Boot. As he and his ever enthusiastic, self appointed assistant Calamity dig deeper they are drawn into a conspiracy of biblical proportions. It will take more than a double ripple from Sospan , the evasive philosipher come ice-cream seller to figure this one out

 

 

 

Costume Designer and Maker: Zepur Agopyan

Assisted by: Angharad Gamble and Carys Griff

Set Designer: Simon Scullion. 

Director: Abigail Anderson

 

 

Contendō Performance
Contendō Performance

Volcano Theatre, Swansea

Contendō Performance
Contendō Performance

Volcano Theatre, Swansea

Final Design
Final Design

Pencil, and water colour on paper

Contendō Performance
Contendō Performance

Volcano Theatre, Swansea

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Concept Designer and Maker: Zepur Agopyan 

Choreography and Performance: Gundija Zandersona

Lighting Design: Ben Stimpson

Contendō

 

2016

Award Winner, Costume Design, World Stage Design 2017 (WSD) Taipei

 

Selected for Exhibition, World Stage Design 2017

Awarded a bursary from the Society of British Theatre Designers towards WSD

 

An experimental collaborative performance exploring the boundaries of perceptive and somatic restriction, and the struggle to overcome them.

 

Commonly, costume serves to enhance and compliment the narrative and movement of a performance. In this instance the process was reversed. The costume restricts the movement and vision  to force physical restrictions and create an uncomfortable insular world,  where  you would normally be allowing freedom.  Thus informing how the narrative is told. The struggle to create movement, and allow form and expression under the tightening restrictions of an enveloping outside force.

 

 

 

 

Contendō

 

2016

 

Running time: 9:25

 

 

Concept Designer and Maker: Zepur Agopyan 

Choreography and Performance: Gundija Zandersona

Lighting Design: Ben Stimpson

Filming and Sound: Vendrell Video

 

 

Costume fittings
Costume fittings

One costume option for Matteo Calico Toile, 1st fitting with Natalie Final fitting with Matteo and Natalie

1/9

National Dance Company Wales

 

'Alternative Routes' Collaboration
'They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem' 

 

2013

 

Choreographer: Lee Johnston

Lighting Designer: Joe Fletcher

 

Dancers: Matteo Marfoglia, Natalie Corne

 

Costume Designer: Zepur Agopyan

Cutter: Zepur Agopyan

Maker: Zepur Agopyan, April Dalton

Running time: 13:37

 

Choreographer, Lee Johnston, and lighting designer, Joe Fletcher, have recomposed existing forms of choreography, lighting and costume design to create this duet which explores dislocation and separation within a relationship. Elements from classic love stories, famous dance partnerships, and traditional theatre lighting are all present within the work but have been reconfigured and updated into a contemporary interpretation. The source material was specifically chosen from popular culture, material that we all carry unknowingly, so that an interplay between memory and the present add to the experience of the observer and serves to emphasise the theme of dislocation.

 

From Joe Fletcher

 

Introduction
Introduction

Dress rehearsal

Dress rehearsal

Working on the Crinoline
Working on the Crinoline

Stitching the top of the crinoline in the Blue Room at NDCW, assisted by Phoebe Tonkin, and Cassidy Calkins

Introduction
Introduction

Dress rehearsal

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National Dance Company Wales

 

'Alternative Routes' Collaboration
'Encore' 

 

2013

 

Choreographer: Chris Scott

Lighting Designer: Karolina Spyrou

 

Dancers: Camille Giraudeau, Josef Perou

 

Set &Costume Designer: Zepur Agopyan

Construction: Zepur Agopyan, Angharad Matthews, Phoebe Tonkin

Costume: Zepur Agopyan, Angharad Matthews

Opening 'The Beggar’s Opera'
Opening 'The Beggar’s Opera'

Behind the Curtain
Behind the Curtain

Close, Sort of....
Close, Sort of....

Opening 'The Beggar’s Opera'
Opening 'The Beggar’s Opera'

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A Chorus of Disapproval

 

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

 

2013

 

'Platform Production', with a Cast of 2nd year RWCMD Actors and Extras

 

Written by: Alan Aykbourn, 1984

 

Director: Marilyn Le Conte

Musical Director: David George Harrington

 

Set Designer: Zepur Agopyan

Costume Designer: Pheobe Tonkin

Lighting Designer: Benedict Goddard

Construction: RWCMD Workshop 

Set & Scenic Art: Zepur Agopyan, Phoebe Tonkin, RWCMD Workshop

Distressing, & Painting the Gallows
Distressing, & Painting the Gallows

Constructed at RWCMD workshop

Research and Inspiration Images
Research and Inspiration Images

Fixing Dafydd’s Coffee Table
Fixing Dafydd’s Coffee Table

Distressing, & Painting the Gallows
Distressing, & Painting the Gallows

Constructed at RWCMD workshop

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A Chorus of Disapproval

 

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

 

2013

 

Design inspiration and research images, White card model, and process images

 

 

Conceptual Design Projects 

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‘Love for Three Oranges’ Conceptual Opera Project, 2013
 

Sergei Prokofiev 1919

 

Model Box
The Prince
The Prince

The King of Clubs
The King of Clubs

Key Costume Inspirations
Key Costume Inspirations

The Prince
The Prince

1/12
‘Love for Three Oranges’ Conceptual Opera Project, 2013

 

Sergei Prokofiev 1919

 

Costume Sketches

Wall rendering Possibilities
Wall rendering Possibilities

1/12
‘The Seagull’ Conceptual Project, 2012
Anton Chekov 1895

 

 

Model Box

 

Synopsis:

 

Set in the Russian Countryside at the end of the 19th century, it follows a cast of characters dissatisfied with their lives. Some desire success, some artistic genius, and the others search for love. No one, however, ever seems to attain happiness.

 


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Konstantin Trepliov
Konstantin Trepliov

Arkadina
Arkadina

Key Costume Inspirations
Key Costume Inspirations

Konstantin Trepliov
Konstantin Trepliov

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‘The Seagull’ Conceptual Project, 2012
Anton Chekov 1895

 

 

Costume Sketches

 

 

Capulet Wife
Capulet Wife

Juliet
Juliet

Juliet in the gown she is interred in and in her Masked Ball Gown

Serving man
Serving man

Capulet Wife
Capulet Wife

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‘Romeo and Juliet’

Conceptual Costume Project, 2012

 

William Shakespeare 1595

 

Some Water colour rendered final drawings of some of the characters 

Site design by Zepur Agopyan

 

www.zepuragopyan.com

zepur@zepuragopyan.com