The Prague Quadrennial organizes a one-day workshop 360° for students dedicated to scenography – particularly its component of costume design. The workshop will take place on 13th October within the autumn Porous Borders symposium at DAMU in Prague. The individual workshops will be led by Czech and foreign theatre professionals.
The capacity of workshops is full.
Workshop “Time for Space: Thinking Through Thresholds" offered by Platform- Scenography from Netherlands led by Anne Karin ten Bosch and Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink will focus on the role of transition zones in scenography and performance design.
This workshop seeks to facilitate an encounter or 'crossing point' between scholars and practitioners from different backgrounds, to analyse relational spaces that are created by spatial and temporal 'thresholds' in performance design, public spaces and specific sites.
We will jointly explore these thresholds, and create drawings and text/language that on the one hand work towards making an inventory of distinctions and categories, and on the other hand focus on describing and analysing the quality of the relations created by these thresholds more specifically. The workshop is a literal and practical exercise starting from examples (represented through photo's, film fragments, drawings, maquettes). We will analyse these examples by using pen and paper, image and text as equal tools, since shaping is itself a way of creating or adjusting borders. Finally we hope to investigate the assumption that the way one deals with thresholds visualises hidden questions and specific positions by designers/creators/directors, and their perspective on design, theatre and the world at large. Drawing, dividing, combining, morphing, clustering, and even hiding; in those compositional acts, scenography moves through various positions and places, and exposes the multiple perspectives the world distinctively needs today.
Platform-Scenography (P-S) is a Dutch platform consisting of scenographers, dramaturgs and performance theorists. P-S aims to increase the visibility of the scenographic profession and to stimulate reflection on scenography. To that end, P-S developed various conversational and 'live action research' formats, exposing scenography as a performative and relational practice, and scenographic thinking as a process of thinking-by-doing.
Workshop “ENCOUNTER#4" led by Joost van Wijmen will explore the dynamics and transformations of the borders of and between two bodies as a result of touch. Making physical contact raises (universal) awareness not only of the space surrounding our body but also of the fluidity and transformability of this space. For this short contact moment our senses are on edge.
Joost van Wijmen is a Dutch costume designer working for theatre, dance and opera. In his research he focuses on effects of physical contact: “I have experienced the effect of encounter on regular basis when fitting a costume, taking measurements, dressing the other and making physical contact. I have become intrigued by what happens during these moments of brief physical contact when both I and the other enter into each other's physical space and how this produces mutual or non-mutual feelings of intimacy, closeness, vulnerability and/or anxiety. “
Workshop “Shifting Outlines" led by Jana Preková will explore the spatial relationships of human body extended by costume with aim to blur the boundaries between body and space that surrounds it.
Jana Preková is a Czech scenographer, covering areas of set and costume design for theatre, dance and opera, installation and performance art. She was the curator of the Czech exhibition for the PQ 2015.
The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Karlova 26, Prague 1
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