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International Contemporary Scenography Days

The Scenographer

The Scenographer

IFSArts and The Scenographer magazine once again spearhead the International Contemporary Scenography Days.

Gearing up for SIB 2010 (Rimini, Italy 18-20 April)

The International Contemporary Scenography Days will once again be held at SIB, Rimini Fiera in Italy on 18-20 April.
Three days of talks and events embracing scenic arts.

Architects, engineers, technicians, theatre directors, set designers and lighting designers of world acclaim will be taking to the podium.

The architects and lighting designers
Among the numerous guest speakers invited to take part in our conference at SIB 2010 we are delighted to announce the American architectural practice Jon Jerde Partnership (www.jerde.com), a leading studio operating in the U.S., Europe and Asia, experts in the planning of public spaces destined for commercial and entertainment / leisure use. We welcome two European architects noted for their groundbreaking interactive architecture: from Italy, Luca Ruzza of Open Lab Company (www.openlabcompany.com), previously at Odin Teatret with Eugenio Barba, and from Holland, Rob Delfgaauw of NuFormer Digital Media(http://www.nuformer.nl). Also taking part are Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG (www.big.dk), a Danish practice comprising 80 architects, and from the U.K Theatre Project Consultants (www.theatreprojects.com) who have worked on projects for over 1200 performance spaces worldwide. This year we can also count on the presence of the American lighting designers the calibre of A. J. Weissbard (www.ajweissbard.com), and Anne Militello(www.annemilitello.com/).

This year, in addition to renowned stage designers sharing their experiences, we have invited stage managers from the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini in Jesi, the Fondazione Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Fondazione Teatro Lirico Petruzzelli in Bari, and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

The speakers
Henning Brockhaus, Maurizio Balò, Darko Petrovic, Ralph Koltai, Lucia Goj ( Théâtre du Châtelet), Giorgio Marini, Pamela Howard, Jean-Guy Lecat, Kate Burnett, Peter Farley, Izuna Tanaka, Denise Lupi (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma), Massimo Checchetto (Teatro La Fenice Venezia), Tommaso Lagattolla (Teatro Lirico Petruzzelli di Bari), Saverio Santoliquido (Teatro Regio Torino), Benito Leonori (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini)

Our event this year focuses on European film production design. We have invited a number of set designers who have worked with directors such as Almodovar, Besson, Tornatore, Wenders. Production designers fromSpain, France, Austria, Italy, Bulgaria and the UK will form a panel discussion on the creation of a European association of film design guilds.

The speakers
Anxton Gomez (Pedro Almodovar), Hugues Tissandier (Luc Besson), Stephen Scott (Guillermo del Toro), Marco Dentici (Marco Bellocchio), Maurizio Sabatini (Giuseppe Tornatore), Thierry Flamand (Wim Wenders and Nicole Garcia), Anastas Yanakyev (Stephan Komandarev). The recent film designed by Yanakyev (“The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner” by the Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev) has been selected for nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 82nd Academy Awards® in 2010.

Industry Space

In addition to the numerous topics in discussion during the International Contemporary Scenography Days, an Industry space will be available exclusively for exhibitors at SIB that will allow them to interact with the public and the guest speakers at the conference. The space will host a select group of companies that will focus on a range of issues linked to advanced lighting technologies, mechanical engineering solutions for performance spaces and software programmes designed for theatre. These presentations, reserved for a specialist audience of professionals, graduates, educators and journalists, will take place within the conference area situated inHall B7 (Light & Stage Technology).

Universities and Academies
As in the previous edition, for universities, academies of Fine Art and film and theatre schools, with their respective faculties of architecture, stage and set design, SIB is offering a trade stand at no cost situated next to the area reserved for the conferences with entertainment industry professionals and the evening shows.

We invite teaching staff and students to take part in this exciting event.
All conferences will be conducted either in English or Italian with respective simultaneous translation facilities.

If you wish to take part, please write to request accreditation and to book a free trade stand.
We will then provide you with additional information write to r.neri@riminifiera.it



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