Performance Design Studio

Coordinator: Richard Roberts

In a series of studios, we examined space and its relationship with the figure, sound and light in performance, in response to the play Machinal by Sophie Treadwell. Students were encouraged to think about how space, figures, light and sound can become the engines of new sensory experiences for an audience.

Students were introduced to the idea that space integrated with the figure, light and sound can be shaped, distorted or manipulated to help tell a story – they can be used as a dramaturgical tool in the creation of a performance, and were encouraged to focus on two or more of these elements in a concentrated way.

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