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Costume sketch of Skeleton Dancer costume by Jorge Jara.
CoStumE DESignER: Jorge Jara
Jorge Jara originally trained in architecture in his native Chile,
but when he moved to Berlin in the early 1970s to flee the
dictatorship at home, he thought he might find employment
more readily in the cinema. After some training, he began
designing scenery and then broadened to include costumes.
However, he didn't like the pacing in film work. "You have no
creative control." he said. "The director is a god." As his career
progressed, he gravitated to stage work. Costumes became his
favorite design medium, and his costume work also drew more
critical acclaim, and so he shifted away from scenic design.
He is drawn to opera because "the music gives rhythm to the
design." He prefers to work on opera premieres because with
Dancer Jasmine Quinsier and Jorge Jara.
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