The Fabric of Dreams

The Fabric of Dreams
The Fabric of Dreams 2020-01-16T16:46:05+00:00

Project Description

Master in Costume Design for Movies, Tv and Stage

The Fabric of Dreams is a Master of 500-hour costumes (with visits to museums, tailors and companies), led by three talents of the international Costume Design: Carlo Poggioli, Gabriella Pescucci and Alessandro Lai. A journey at the highest levels, between learning and production experience, with the support of great professionals, expert craftsmen and companies that make Italian creativity famous throughout the world. All in the amniotic liquid of the Tuscan landscape and its great figurative heritage, and in the trace of the history of Cosimo I and Eleonora da Toledo, icons of the great tradition of the ‘500 Florentine.

A unique experience, next to great masters, to create exceptional pieces for a new museum set-up

The award-winning Costume Designers Carlo Poggioli, Gabriella Pescucci and Alessandro Lai will alternate in conducting the workshop, while experienced teachers – Luca Costigliolo (Historical cut), Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols (Philological design of the costume), Anna Lombardi (Organization), Simonetta Leoncini (Laboratory), Roberta Orsi Landini (History of art and costume ), Aurora Fiorentini (History of cinema), Rodolfo Bargelli (Freehand drawing), Alessandra Carta (Digital drawing) and others… – will integrate the theoretical knowledge of topics such as the history of costume and costume in cinema, freehand drawing and digital drawing. With their guide, we will visit museums, tailors and excellent companies of the Tuscan manufacturing tradition. At the end of the workshop, the participants will have lived a unique experience alongside great masters, deepening the history of costume through cinema, interpreting the historical costume as a support to work on contemporary costume, creating exceptional pieces for a new museum exhibition.

MDC Prato has stipulated an agreement with the Foresteria San Niccolò, a welcoming and very close structure, with living room, large common kitchen, patio, laundry room and rooms with 2 and 3 beds. There are 10 beds available. To contact the San Niccolò Foresteria, click hereò.

Duration: 500 hours
Calendar: 24 February-22 May 2020
Registrations: by call
Venue: Digital Manufactures Cinema Prato (via Dolce de ‘Mazzamuti, 1 – 59100 Prato)
Costs: for European candidates: € 4,900.00 (VAT included)
For non-EU candidates: € 7,500.00 (VAT included)
Possibility of requesting Tuscany Region vouchers to support professionals or self-employed workers residing or domiciled in Tuscany (€ 3,000.00)
Possibility of requesting Fondazione Sistema Toscana scholarships
For requesting vouchers or scholarships, contact:
In the case of registration by 30 December 2019: participation fee reduced to 4,400 euros (including VAT) for European candidates and 7,000 euros for non-EU candidates
In the case of registration by participants who have already successfully attended one of the courses of Manifatture Digitali Cinema Prato, the registration fee is reduced to 3,900 euros (VAT included)
Sensi contemporanei
MiBAC – Direzione Generale per il Cinema
Regione Toscana
Manifatture Digitali Cinema/Fondazione Sistema Toscana
ASC Associazione Nazionale Costumisti e Scenografi
Comune di Prato
Città di Prato
PIN – Polo Universitario di Prato
Museo del Tessuto di Prato
Fondazione Teatro Metastasio di Prato

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