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The Essential Performance Space

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in association with
OISTAT present Jean-Guy Lecat’s “The Essential Performance Space: An exploration of space, design and performance”

A workshop for performance creators, examines the dynamics of space, performance and inter-disciplinary collaboration within theatre. The workshop explores the dynamics of the audience performer relationship, the essential simplicity of design and the collaborative ethos.

Ideal for:

  • Actors
  • Architects
  • Directors
  • Lighting designers
  • Set and costume designers
  • Sound designers
  • Theatre Technicians

Supported by Sean Crowley and Ian Evans of RWCMD Co-designers of the PQ Scenofest stage. Jean-Guy’s workshop allows international participants to share in a journey that will reveal the full potential of working to create performance, within a truly focussed environment, that refines spatial design to its essential purity.

The workshop is designed for 40 to 50 participants, working in 4 to 5 groups over 5 days.

The workshop is supported by a series of lecture presentations and visits to performance spaces that explore the theories that Jean-Guy has applied throughout his career.
Jean Guy Lecat at Scenofest 2007
Photograph by Jerome Maeckelbergh

On the final day, all participants will be taken to the Gower Peninsula, one of the United Kingdom’s areas of outstanding natural beauty for an informal celebration of the workshop, barbeque and beach party.

The workshop provides:

  • Residential accommodation for the week
  • A midday meal
  • All materials and equipment
  • Final celebration

£528 .75 inclusive of VAT

Arrival date: 10thJuly 2008 Departure: 17th July 2008

Contact: Sean Crowley

The College is located in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales and within the grounds of Cardiff Castle. Easily accessible by road or rail, Cardiff is situated just 2 hours from the centre of London. Cardiff also has its own International Airport which is only a 20 minute drive from the College. With low cost airlines offering excellent deals to Europe, Cardiff is an ideal base from which to visit other countries in the EU.

This workshop is presented in co-ordination with OISTAT, The International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (www.oistat.org ) and a portion of the funds raised by the workshop will fund future OISTAT projects and scholarships.

11th of July to 16th of July 2008


Closes May 31st, 2008.


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