Scenography

Scenography

Established in 1994 the Scenography Working Group focuses upon the history, theory, aesthetics and practice of scenography - design for and as performance. The group represents the leading international forum for the sharing of research in this discipline.

The Scenography Working Group's research focuses upon the history, theory, aesthetics and practice of scenography through a specific program of meetings, presentations and publication. The group meets annually at every IFTR World Congress and also holds interim events e.g. during the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space every four years.

The Scenography Working Group aims to nurture and develop new contributions to practice-led research by providing opportunities for scenographers and designers to discuss their work and exchange ideas in an international academic forum. Our research investigates scenographic elements, (including: costume, setting, make-up, sound design, lighting design, masks, puppets and objects) and considers their proxemic relationship to performers and audiences in traditional and non-traditional spaces. Such research considers both contemporary practice and the influences of scenography on theatrical form and the audience experience of performance. By offering opportunities to share and discuss members’ research in a variety of formats, we aim to promote aesthetic, theoretical and philosophical investigations that are both distinct from and inclusive of technological developments for performance.

The Scenography Working Group welcomes early career researchers and postgraduate scholars (either as presenters or observer/participants) although they may also wish to contribute to the IFTR New Scholars programme at each annual World Congress. IFTR rules prevent individuals from presenting more than one paper during the conference.


Featured Image is from The Weather Machine (2015) courtesy of David Shearing http://www.davidshearing.com/ 

The Scenography Working Group's convenors are

Dr Nick Hunt  nick.hunt (at) bruford.ac.uk (Rose Bruford College, UK)

Dr Sofia Pantouvaki sofia.pantouvaki (at) aalto.fi (Aalto University, Finland)

and supported by

Dr Scott Palmer  s.d.palmer (at) leeds.ac.uk (University of Leeds, UK)

Minutes of SWG Business Meeting

Minutes of SWG Business Meeting

09 November, 2018 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

SWG Business Meeting Minutes - July 11th 2018 Read more

Call for Papers - IFTR Shanghai 2019

Call for Papers - IFTR Shanghai 2019

05 November, 2018 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS Scenography Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research IFTR 2019, Shanghai, China Shanghai Theatre Academy 8th July – 12th July 2019 Read more

List of recent monographs, edited collections and specialist peer-reviewed journals

List of recent monographs, edited collections and specialist peer-reviewed journals

01 November, 2018 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

The recent significant increase in academic publications in our field has been instigated by our members. Major volumes are listed here with links to journals in which our research regularly features Read more

Minutes from 2017 São Paulo SWG Business Meeting

Minutes from 2017 São Paulo SWG Business Meeting

01 November, 2018 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

IFTR 2017 - University of São Paulo, Brazil Business Meeting Minutes (from notes by Lucy Thornett) Read more

Scenography Working Group: call for contributions - Belgrade 2018

Scenography Working Group: call for contributions - Belgrade 2018

11 December, 2017 by Nick Hunt | 0 comments

The Scenography Working Group invites proposals for our meeting in Belgrade in July 2018. Read more

Call for Papers 2017

Call for Papers 2017

29 December, 2016 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS SCENOGRAPHY WORKING GROUP IFTR 2017, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil 10-14 July, 2017 Read more

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