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Eiko Ishioka

Designer
( b. Jul 12, 1938 Tokyo, JAPAN - d. Jan 21, 2012 Tokyo, JAPAN ) Female
Eiko Ishioka was a designer who worked in film and theatre and designed the costumes for the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Ms. Ishioka's designs, a mix of eastern and western influences, and often wildly flamboyant, included the costumes of the Francis Ford Coppola film "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and for the Cirque du Soleil show Varekei. She worked internationally, and was honored in disparate fields, winning an Oscar, a Cannes Film Festival honor and a Grammy. She was also the costume designer for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

For the Broadway stage, Ms. Ishioka designed sets and costumes for David Henry Hwang's east-meets-west drama M. Butterfly, for which she earned two Tony nominations and two Drama Desk Award nominations. Her work is currently seen in the show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, where the web-spinning hero faces not only a gargoyle-like Green Goblin but his army of fantastically clad henchmen, including a man composed of a swarm of bees and a creature made up of razor-sharp cutlery.

"We mourn the passing of Eiko Ishioka, a great woman and a great artist. Her extraordinary contribution to Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is but one part of an incredible legacy," said producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris in a statement. "Her work will continue to touch audiences for years to come, but she will be greatly missed."

Source: Playbill



Productions Date of Productions
Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
[Musical, Spectacle, Original]
  • Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka
Jun 14, 2011 - Jan 04, 2014
David Copperfield: Dreams and Nightmares
[Special, Original]
  • Visual Artistic Director: Eiko Ishioka
Dec 05, 1996 - Dec 29, 1996
M. Butterfly
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka
  • Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka
Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990
2012 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Musical
 Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark [nominee]
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka
2003 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
  Eiko Ishioka (for "Cirque du Soleil: Varekai") [nominee]
1988 Tony Award® Best Costume Design
 M. Butterfly [nominee]
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka
1988 Tony Award® Best Scenic Design
 M. Butterfly [nominee]
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka
1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
 M. Butterfly [nominee]
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka
1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Set Design
 M. Butterfly [nominee]
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka
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