Designer Yann Seabra makes his Royal Ballet debut in the 2017/18 Season designing the costumes for Arthur Pita’s The Wind. Previous collaborations with Pita include The World’s Greatest Show, performed at the Royal Opera House in 2014.
Seabra began his career as a dancer, training at the Artes Centre of Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil, and dancing with companies in Brazil and Europe. He went on to train as a theatre designer on the Motley Theatre Design Course in London. He regularly collaborates with Pita, providing stage and costume designs for Salome (San Francisco Ballet), Death Defying Dancers (Bodytraffic), The Little Match Girl (UK and international tour) and La Bala with Thiago Soares (Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro and Brazil tour). Other set and costume design credits include Tony Adigun’s Fagin’s Twist (Avant Garde Dance), Luca Silvestrini’s May Contain Food (Protein Dance at The Place and on UK tour), Hélène Blackburn’s Concert Danse (Symphony Hall, Birmingham) and Hugh the Drover and The Poisoned Kiss (New Sussex Opera at Cadogan Hall).
Costume design credits include Yaron Lifschitz’s Wings of Desire (Circa), Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Red Riding Hood (Ballet Black) and Pita’s Cristaux (Ballet Black). Film costume credits include Sean Spencer’s feature film Panic and the short films Palestine Lost, Consumed, Follow and The Confession (nominated for an Academy Award).