Yolanda Sonnabend (published n.d.)


Sonnabend discusses collaboration in her work with Kenneth MacMillan and others and describes music as the primary influence of her work. She also talks about her experiences seeing other productions of Swan Lake as well as some specific sets she has designed.

Biographical note:

Yolanda Sonnabend, born in 1934, is a set and costume designer originally from Rhodesia. She worked closely with Kenneth MacMillan, one of Britain's most important ballet choreographers, and also designed productions of some of the major classical ballets such as Swan Lake and La Bayadere. She is also an established portrait painter and her work has been shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Arts Council of Great Britain.






“Yolanda Sonnabend (published n.d.),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 24, 2020, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/74.