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'The Right Light' Discussion Panels
Sat 8 April 2017, 14:00 – 16:30 BST
How do top theatre lighting designers decide what is the right light for each moment of a live performance?
How much of the process is technical?
How much craft?
How much art?
Royal Central’s Nick Moran project was to find answers to these questions through interviews with 19 leading UK based lighting designers. This research is documented in the recently published book The Right Light (Palgrave 2016).
To celebrate the warm reception this project has received so far, Royal Central Research and the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) are holding an afternoon of talks and panel discussions, featuring some of the lighting designers involved, including:
Lucy Carter, a long-term collaborator with Wayne McGregor and others
Michael Hulls, whose creative collaborations with Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan among others won him an Olivier for outstanding contribution to dance
Mark Jonathan, some-time head of lighting at the National Theatre and international opera lighting designer
Johanna Town, whose beautiful work, particularly for drama, has been seen on stages all over the UK and Europe
Paul Pyant, who won the Olivier for best lighting for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and is also highly regarded for his more subtle and poetic work at (for example) The Donmar theatre.
The event will be introduced by Peter Mumford, multi award winning LD and director, and Chair of the ALD.
The afternoon will conclude with a chance to buy singed copies of The Right Light, and a drinks reception.