PQ Studio

PQ Studio celebrates the real and imaginary spaces in which designers create. Our studios, whether physical or mental spaces, are places where imagined ideas are incubated, assessed, selected or rejected, and then re-imagined; a process repeated and repeated in search of the elusive and alchemical ingredients of theatricality.

WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES, FESTIVAL
Curated by Patrick Du Wors
PQ Studio: Festival co-curated by Michal Lázňovský
Co-Curators for PQ Studio: Festival and Curators for PQ Studio: Chill: Sára Pospíšilová, Martina Diblíková , Adam Bureš, Veronika Schneiderová, Kristýna Sýbová, Alice Kofláková, Tomáš Sosna, Jana Takáčová, Prokop Novák, Patricie Belecová, Jan Honeiser, Vojtěch Rydlo 

PQ Studio is possible through a long-standing, strong partnership with The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts Prague (DAMU).

Built on the legacy of Scenofest (2003-11) and SpaceLab (2015), PQ Studio explores this process and its resulting products through four curated sections to promote the work and development of emerging artists, professional designers, and arts-educators. PQ Studio: Workshops and Masterclasses is a program of multi-day intensive workshops and short-form masterclasses. PQ Studio: Festival presents over 50 interdisciplinary works performed in the heart of Prague. PQ Studio: Common Design Project creates discussion through an exhibition of student performance designs and organized critiques around Alfred Jarry’s play, Ubu Roi.  And the after-hours programPQ Studio: Chill, offers unique events in a social atmosphere. 

Workshops and Masterclasses

Workshops and Masterclasses will give an opportunity for emerging designers, young artists, and those interested in expanding their craft to learn from the international gathering of industry leading practitioners attending PQ 2019. These include explorations across all design disciplines (including set/space, sound, lighting, costume, projection, experience) as well as intensives in technical skills, stage management, and arts administration.

PQ Studio: Exploratory Workshops

The final 4 days of PQ Studio will follow a traditional form and consist of shorter masterclasses that explore more narrowly defined aspects of performance design through discussions, lectures, and active participation. Leaders for all workshops and masterclasses will be selected through an open call.

Participation in PQ Studio: Exploratory Workshops is by first-come, first-served. The registration for PQ Studio: Exploratory Workshops is open on , and runs through GoOut.
Each workshop will carry a fee, which will be due at the time of registration. This fee is noted at the top of the workshop description.

An important part of PQ is the international exchange that occurs when artists from different regions and at different stages of their careers come together to learn and collaborate. In this spirit and to encourage a diverse group of participants in each workshop, PQ will no longer allow “group registration”. Each person can only register 2 places at one workshop.

The list of Exploratory Workshops:

VR, AR, and the Performance Design Process
Date/Time: 14 June, 12:00 – 13:30
Venue: DAMU, room S201
Price: 500 CZK
More info: VR, AR, and the Performance Design Process
Registration: http://bit.ly/vr_ar_workshop

3D Printing for Performance
Date/Time: 14 June, 16:30 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room S201
Price: 500 CZK
More info: 3D Printing for Performance
Registration: http://bit.ly/3d_printing_for_performance

Digital Character Drawing
Date/Time: 12 – 13 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room S201
Price: 900 CZK
More info: Digital Character Drawing
Registration: http://bit.ly/digital_character_drawing

The Narrative Drawing Experience
Date/Time: (offered 4 Times)
12 June, 10:00 – 13:30, registration: http://bit.ly/drawing_experience_2
12 June, 14:30 – 18:00, registration: http://bit.ly/drawing_experience_1
13 June, 10:00 – 13:30, registration: http://bit.ly/drawing_experience_3
13 June, 14:30 – 18:00, registration: http://bit.ly/drawing_experience_4
Venue: DAMU, room R302
Price: 500 CZK
More info: The Narrative Drawing Experience

Investigating Visual Dramaturgies
Date/Time: 12 June, 14:30 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room R202
Price: 500 CZK
More info:  Investigating Visual Dramaturgies
Registration: http://bit.ly/investigating_data

´Leap Into the Void´: Forensic Capacities of Scenography
Date/Time: 15 June, 10:00 – 13:30
Venue: DAMU, room R214
Price: 500 CZK
More info: ‘Leap Into The Void’: Forensic Capacities Of Scenography
Registration: http://bit.ly/leap_into_void

From the Pop-Up to the Stage
Date/Time: 12 June, 10:00 – 13:30
Venue: DAMU, room R202
Price: 500 CZK
More info: From the Pop-Up Book to the Stage
Registration: http://bit.ly/from_pop_up_to_stage

Corpus / Augmented Cinemaic Action
Date/Time: (offered 2 times)
13 June, 10:00 – 18:00, registration: http://bit.ly/corpus_augmented
14 June, 10:00 – 18:00, registration: http://bit.ly/corpus_augmented_2
Venue: DAMU, room K332
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Corpus / Augmented Cinematic Action

Embodied Costume Design: In-Between Real and Imaginary
Date/Time: 15 June, 14:30 -18:00
Venue: DAMU, rom S111
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Embodied Costume Design: In-Between Real and Imaginary Spaces
Registration: http://bit.ly/embodied_costume

Costume Design Process and Rendering
Date/Time: 12 – 14 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room S111
Price: 1 300 CZK
More info: Costume Design Process and Rendering
Registration: http://bit.ly/costume_design_rendering

Model-Making with Found Objects
Date/Time: 12 June, 14:30 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, rooms R405, R406, R407
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Model-Making with Found Objects
Registration: http://bit.ly/model_making

Proxemic Space and Performance: Alone or Together
Date/Time: 13 – 15 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, rooms R202, S221
Price: 1 300 CZK
More info: Proxemic Space and Performance: Alone or Together
Registration: http://bit.ly/proxemic_space

Participatory Scenography: Developing Responsive Spaces
Date/Time: (Offered 6 Times)
14 June, 10:00 – 11:30, registration: http://bit.ly/participatory_scenography_1
14 June, 12:00 – 13:30, registration: http://bit.ly/participatory_scenography_2
14 June, 14:30 – 16:00, registration: http://bit.ly/participatory_scenography_3
15 June, 10:00 – 11:30, registration: http://bit.ly/participatory_scenography_4
15 June, 12:00 – 13:30, registration: http://bit.ly/participatory_scenography_5
15 June, 14:30 – 16:00, registration: http://bit.ly/participatory_scenography_6
Venue: DAMU, room R302
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Participatory Scenography: Developing Responsive Spaces

Theatre for Transformation
Date/Time: 12 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, rooms R212/R213
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Theatre for Transformation
Registration: http://bit.ly/theatre_transformation

The Natural Dye Studio: Sustainable Methods for Dying Textiles
Date/Time: 12 – 13 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room R109, R108, R106
Price: 900 CZK
More info: The Natural Dye Studio: Sustainable Methods for Dying Textiles
Registration: http://bit.ly/natural_dye

Synesthesia Design Thinking
Date/Time: 14 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room R214
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Synesthesia Design Thinking
Registration: http://bit.ly/synthesia_design_making

Spatial Experience
Date/Time: 13 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room K326
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Spatial Experience
Registration: http://bit.ly/spatial_experience

Swimming Laps in a Funnel
Date/Time: 12 June, 4:30 – 7:30
Venue: The Town Belfry of St. Nicholas’ Church
Address: Malostranské nám. 556/29, Praha 1
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Swimming Laps in a Funnel
Registration: http://bit.ly/swimming_laps 

Performing Transmedia: How To Make The Stage Explode In 21st Century
Date/Time: 14 June, 10:00 – 13:30
Venue: DAMU, room K107
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Performing Transmedia: How to Make The Stage Explode in XXist Century
Registration: http://bit.ly/performing_transmedia

Devising with Objects
Date/Time: 12 June, 14:30 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room K222
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Devising with Objects
Registration: http://bit.ly/devising_objects

Urban Scenographies: Sm’arting the City
Date/Time: 13 -15 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room R312
Price: 1 300 CZK
More info: Urban Scenographies: Sm’arting The City
Registration: http://bit.ly/smarting_cities

Found Scenographies
Date/Time: 12 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, rooms R212/R213
Price: 500 CZK
More info: Found Scenographies
Registration: http://bit.ly/found_scenography

The Tri-Coloured Workshop
Date/Time: 13 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, rooms R212/R213
Price: 500 CZK
More info: The Tri-Coloured Workshop
Registration: http://bit.ly/tri_coloured

RE: Sound the City
Date/Time: 14 – 15  June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, rooms R405, R406, R407
Price: 900 CZK
More info: Re: Sound the City
Registration: http://bit.ly/re_sound_city

Panorama Kino-Theatre
Date/Time: 12 – 15 June, 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DAMU, room S221
Price: 900 CZK
More info: Panorama Kino-Theatre
Registration: http://bit.ly/panorama_kino_theatre

PQ Studio: Results Driven Workshops

The first 5 days of the series will consist of multi-day, results oriented intensives in which participants work with established artists to produce an experience to be shared with the wider PQ audience at the Industrial Palace. These experiences, whether performative or an installation, will showcase the imagination of young artists and explore the breadth of possibilities presented by design for performance.

Participants  of Results Driven Workshops were already selected through Open Calls.

PQ Studio: Results Driven Workshops is part of EMERGENCE. From shared experience to new creativity. Living Heritage/Reframing Memory.

Festival

The Festival in association with Zlomvaz Festival will present performances in DAMU’s DISK Theatre and Řetízek Studio as well as additional site-specific performances and installations that are conceived and created with students as the driving creative force, offering the opportunity for emerging performance creators to have their work on an international stage and receive feedback from industry leading practitioners.

The Open Call for  Festival was closed on 30 June 2018.

PQ Studio: Festival is part of EMERGENCE. From shared experience to new creativity. Living Heritage/Reframing Memory.

Common Design Project

The Common Design Project was originally conceived by Pamela Howard and had a major presence at the 2003 (A Lear for Our Time) and 2007 (The Birds) editions of PQ. The project returns with the international community of design for performance courses invited to set a selected text as a studio design project (conceived for any type of theatre, whether traditional proscenium, small and immersive spaces, found space projects, etc…) that encourages students and emerging designers to explore Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry through their own lens by considering approaches meaningful to a contemporary audience. Design courses will be invited to submit one project for consideration to bring their work to Prague for a joint display and to have their concepts critiqued by leading practitioner.

DAMU presents

Exhibitions presented by The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU): 

Tradition and Today in DAMU Scenography
8 – 16 June, 13:00 – 18:00
9 and 13 June, 16:00: Guided tours in Czech & English
DAMU 4th Floor

Tradition and Today in DAMU Scenography is inspired by the work of František Tröster, an internationally recognized stage designer and founder of the first stage design course in the world. Student maquettes are presented in juxtaposition with Tröster’s designs for the same titles. Two one-hour guided tours of the exhibition will take place in which individual students will explain their design solutions and describe to viewers how their proposed stage design works and develops on stage.

Ultimate Antitool
10 June, 18:00 – 21:00 exhibition opening
11 – 13 June, 11:00 – 17:00
DAMU R111, 112

The exhibition offers critical commentary on the current situation between our society, environment and technology: feverishly produced new machines and devices rapidly transform into waste. This project is the result of the intermedia collaboration of students of Alternative Theatre and Audiovisual Studies departments of Academy of Performing Arts; Academy of Fine Arts; Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and Czech Technical University in Prague.

Permaculture garden
6  – 16 June
DAMU 3rd Floor Terrace

Questioning our urban relation to nature, students of the Alternative department at DAMU designed a permaculture garden on the terrace. Focusing on the theme of sustainability, lectures and performances will be held in the space.