The Prague Quadrennial announces call for entries for students of art and theatre studies to participate in one-day workshop 36Q° 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.
Workshop “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. Spatial and temporal transitions are essential tools in performance design. Shaping is itself a way of creating or adjusting borders. 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.
CAPACITY: 25 places
The workshop is open for everyone, who wants to participate in. However, we rather prefer participants from field of dramatic art, scenography and theatre dramaturgy.
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. “
CAPACITY: 20 places
For your participation, please, attach your motivation letter in registration form. The workshop aims at students from field of scenography, theatre dramaturgy and directing.
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.
CAPACITY: 12 places
For your participation, please, attach your motivation letter and bio in registration form.This workshop is open to performing arts and visual art students.
HOW TO APPLY: Please, fill out the application form HERE before 30th September 2017.
Participation at the workshop is out of charge. Travel, accommodation costs and per diems are covered by participants themselves.
The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Karlova 26, Prague 1
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