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Memory, Stories and Senses

Memory, Stories and Senses is an ongoing resarch project led by Ben Ratclife, Module Coordinator – Lighting Design. This project was part of an experiment that began many years ago with a devising workshop with the State of Space Theatre Company, which used a series of spaces that dictated physical vocal and emotional responses to […]

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Dancing and Bombs

Pip Nash’s Research

Designs and Design Processes       The following productions and projects I have chosen to list are part of a process, sometimes conscious at the time, sometimes upon reflection, that demonstrate my work as a designer for performance that aims to be inclusive. As a teacher, and as a practicing designer, the ideas I express do not […]

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Jo Joelson

Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary Practice: Performative and Visual Arts – Jo Joelson

Jo Joelson has been a practising lighting designer for over 20 years since completing her lighting design studies at Croydon College in 1991 and is known for her work within theatre and music having created pioneering and experimental projects such as a collaboration between Panasonic Globe Theatre, Tokyo and Shakespeare’s Globe, London with leading Japanese […]

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Passages Performance

“The Operator Connects” Now Online

Dr Nick Hunt’s mixed media essay, The Operator Connects, which describes his research investigation into the role of the theatre lighting operator, went online in early December 2013 at www.passages-project.org.uk  The practical investigation took place through a research-performance Passages. The Operator Connects is in part a critical reflection on this investigation, and comprises a collection of inter-related mini-essays in video, […]

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Dr Nick Hunt’s Research

Nick is Head of the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts at Rose Bruford College. Nick’s research interests include the performative nature of stage lighting, digital scenography and digital performance, the history of theatre lighting, and the roles and status of the various personnel involved in theatre-making.   TABLE OF CONTENTS Publications and Papers Overview Pasteboard […]

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Project Report – Caroline Evans and Hansjörg Schmidt: Theory Box

Theory Box is a research-led installation created by an academic fashion historian and a lighting designer. It started life at Symposium 2010 at Rose Bruford College, and was presented under the title Invisible Ink. The initiative for the collaboration came from both my and Caroline’s interest in the spectacular, the inconsistency of perception, and the […]

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Latest Issue of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media Edited by Nick Hunt

The International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, published by Intellect, recently launched issue 6.1, entitled “Alternative Materialities: Scenography in Digital Performance”. The issue was edited by Nick Hunt, Head of School of Design Management and Technical Arts and includes a book review by Rachel Nicholson, Module/Year Coordinator for Lighting, of The Potentials of […]

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Passages Performance

Passages – the secret world of Walter Benjamin

Passages is a performance and presentation of practice-as-research undertaken by staff and students of Rose Bruford College. The project’s main questions are drawn from Nick Hunt’s doctoral research, which is investigating the role of the lighting artist as performer rather than designer. Taking as inspiration and starting point the ideas of Fred Bentham, a (perhaps the) leading figure in stage […]

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