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Insights introduces: Tanikha

  • Written byTanihka Allen
  • Published date05 November 2018
Photoshoot shot by Kalina Pulit, Portrait of Renzo. BA Theatre Design. Wimbledon College of Arts. UAL. Photograph: Kalina Pulit.
| Photograph: UAL
In this episode of Insights introduces, we talk to Tanihka (Renzo) about how she combined an interest in fine art, film and designing spaces.

For Renzo, meeting other students that studied theatre design gave her the answer she needed.

Renzo talks about how she turned her ideas into final maquettes (3D models). She also gives some top tips on how she edited her portfolio and prepared interviews for her undergraduate degree (level 4) course.

Insights introduces: Tanikha (Renzo)

Video, Kalina Pulit

Theatre design was exactly what I wanted to do but I didn’t know there was a course. At first people were like do spatial, interior design or architecture, and I was like I want to do it for movies and theatres.

Theatre Design isn’t generally a course that you get to study at school or college. Looking at some of Renzo’s projects, you can see that she’s interested in expressing her ideas and concepts in 3D. This is what led her to explore different options. Although initially nothing felt quite right to her, she met students and tutors from the theatre design course who introduced her to the possibilities of set, costume, production design and more.

Over the summer, Renzo also took part in our immersive theatre performance of Macbeth to get experience of working with actors and other designers as a performance company. Together, they put on their own version of Shakespeare’s famous ‘Scottish Play’ complete with neon wigs, dancing christmas trees and a fair share of blood and gore prosthetics.

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