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17th and 18th Century Stage Costumes at the French Court A lecture by Meriem Bahri Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:00pm Kresge 1515

Meriem Bahri is a French and Tunisian costume designer praised by the press for her « gorgeous and evocative », « spectacular » and « sumptuous array of period-perfect » costumes (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, respectively). After completing a PhD in science (2010, Université de Lille), she turned definitely to her great passion for costumes when she moved to Chicago. She collaborates regularly with groups specializing in early music like the Newberry Consort, Haymarket Opera Company, and Boston Early Music Festival. 

She has also brought her designing skills to the Beethoven Festival, the Laboratory School, Wheaton College, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Balam Dance Theater, International Voices Project, the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Ensemble Dal Niente, Nordic Baroque Dancers, and Opera Lafayette. Upcoming projects include designing costumes for the Royal Swedish Opera.

Meriem Bahri is also an illustrator, providing unique, custom-made drawings under the name of WERIEM.
You can also visit her website:

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