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CAO CONG based in London, and she tailed in Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, and Stage Arts at Central Academy of Drama, Beijing. She is a performance maker and designer interested in the field of interactions between the social phenomenon of daily lives and the causality of human affairs, she takes advantage of its conceptual topics to explore the relationship and interaction between bodies, space, materials, text and media, and also to extract the element that based on the devising process and improvisational workshops to visualize the performance text/stage text. Her works include Devised Theatre, Performance Art, Postdramatic Theatre, Scenography, Set and Costume Design, Installation, Photography, and Media Art.
DEVISED THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE
2018 As director and designer, ‘Before the Law’ written by Franz Kafka, performed in The Other, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK.
2017 As director and scenographer, ‘Lingering Games吾有’, performed in World Stage Design 2017 Scenofest, Taipei. Produced by Verse Unbound Ltd. and Clart Project.
2017 As Set and Costume Designer, 'Julius Caesar', performed in St Peters, London. Writer: Shakespeare. Director: Sinead Rushe.
2017 As Set and Costume designer, 'The Palest Ink', performed in Hen&Chickens Theatre. Co-director / Performers: Chai Min Hung, Karolin Johnson.
2016 As director, designer, A Physical Performance: Exhibition 'Inter-fashionality', performed in Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London UK Fashion Designer: Yingjun Li,
2016 As deviser, performer and designer. ‘(dis)placed’, a site-specific immersive performance performed in Green Rooms, Wood Green, London. Guest Artist: Simon Vincenzi.
2016 As deviser. Showcase: 'Out of Surface'. Venue: Lighting Experimental Studio of RCSSD.
2018 As Designer and Co-director, ‘Phaedra’s Love’，Venue: Barbican Theatre, London. Written by Sarah Kane, Co-directed by Vanda Butkovic,
2017 As Set, Costume and Lighting Designer, Opera: ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’, a site-specific speculative project, Venue: Ambika P3, London. Composed by Jacques Offenbach,
Directed by Tim Hopkins.
2017 As Set, Costume and Lighting Designer, ‘Men in the Cities’, a speculative project, Venue: Hackney Theatre, written and directed by Chris Goode.
2016 As Set and Costume Designer, Play: ' Wastwater', a speculative project, Venue: Hampstead Theatre. Written by Simon Stephens, Directed by Yael Shavit.
INSTALLATION AND MEDIA AET
2016 As Artist, Installation: 'Existing within and without', exhibited Performance 2 of RCSSD, UOL, UK
2015 As Artist, Installation: 'Interactive Views', Royal Central School Speech and Drama, UOL, UK
2015 As Artist, Installation: 'Undefined Definition', exhibited in University of Arts London, UK