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The Witch


Character: The Witch

in Hansel and Gretel story, The Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

New interpretation:

In the era of the Industrial Revolution, the residents of the town all worked in the factory, including Hansel and Gretel's parents. The smoke from the factory severely damaged the natural environment, while the witch represents the ancient dark magic world, she is the embodiment of the natural world.

The silhouette is inspired by gothic cathedrals, while the witch can easily transform from a human shape into a building, where she can trick the kids into the room.


Costume designer & MUA: Lisha Zhang

Performer: Hazel Lam

Photographer: Yawei Wu

Movement direction: Peta Lily

Project leadership: Donatella Barbieri

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