ROBERT - THE DESIGNER
Robert began designing the sets and costumes for his early works while still in The Royal Ballet School. Even then, he would slip into workshops and observe what materials were used and how designs became a reality. Later, as director, he instituted additional courses at the Ballet Schools he created, to include training for costume designers, lighting and stage technicians, ballet and rehearsal master courses and stage management. Thus, La Scala Opera House in Milan has it's own ACADEMIA ALLA SCALA covering these subjects, and exchanges for dancers to attend the Bolshoi Ballet and Russian singers to attend appropriate courses at la Scala. His imagination has produced some unique spectacles in which the most unexpected sources produce very original effects.