By Maria Gregoriou
From Friday, American theatre designer, lighting designer and video artist Matt Kizer will be giving a four-day seminar on interactive video projections in the areas of theatre, dance and performing arts.
The seminar, which will be in English, will cover both theory and practice, including the history of projections on stage, the basics of projectors, designing scenery with screens incorporated into it, lighting the stage when projections are present, controlling the projectors and tracking performers on stage.
This is a unique opportunity for professionals in the sphere of art and design, such as production designers, theatre designers, animators, multimedia artists, performers and students.
Kizer is the resident scenic and lighting designer for Plymouth State University, where he has been the head of the design and technology program since 1996.
He designs for theatre and dance companies, tours, and colleges in many parts of the Unites States. He serves as a regular designer for Auburn University in Alabama, and also served as faculty lighting designer for Opera festival Di Roma in Italy, where he designed lighting for L’elisir di amore and The Magic Flute, both produced with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome.
The seminar is organised by The Cyprus Centre of Production Designers, Theatre Architects and Technicians in collaboration with the Theatrical Organisation of Cyprus and the Plymouth State University (USA).
Booking for the seminar must be done beforehand by calling 99-964996 or 99-463316.
Interactive Video-Projections Within the Areas of Theatre, Dance and Performing arts
Four-day seminar with lighting designer and video artist Matt Kizer. December 4-7. Theatre Apothikes THOC, Nicosia. Friday: 3pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9am-1pm, Monday 3pm-7pm. €60/40. In English. Tel: 99-964996