Investigating Visual Dramaturgies

Developing engaging and meaningful imagery is central to what we do as performance designers. In this workshop, Leon Salom and Dagmara Gieysztor share an approach that invites participants to explore meaning making and storytelling through visual dramaturgy.

Workshop Leader Biography:
Leon Salom is currently Associate Dean (International) in
the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of
Melbourne, Head of Design and Production and Senior
Lecturer in Design for Performance at The Victorian College
of the Arts. He has maintained an active and diverse practice designing for stage and screen and is passionate about collaborations with theatre makers in the creation of new work where design can play a key dramaturgical role.

Dagmara Gieysztor is a Polish born, Melbourne based visual theatre maker, a pioneer of visual dramaturgy in live performance in Australia which she studied under Leon Salom at VCA and was awarded the prestigious Trina Parker Award for design. She has developed numerous artist run initiatives, curated programs, events, discussions, as well as a short film festival, theatre and live art and sitespecific performances. While her own multidisciplinary projects are design led, site specific and immersive. She is co–founder of THEATRE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (TRI) – with master designer Tomek Koman, an independent body propagating and practicing sustainable design. She runs 2 artist residencies: Melbourne, Australia and Lodz, Poland and works between those two countries.

12 06 2019 14:30—18:00
Where DAMU R202