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)

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

Minutes of SWG Business Meeting June 2016

Minutes of SWG Business Meeting June 2016

29 December, 2016 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

Summary of the SWG business meeting in Stockholm on 15th June. Read more

Call for Papers (2)

Call for Papers - IFTR Stockholm

05 January, 2016 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS PRESENTING THE THEATRICAL PAST Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices SCENOGRAPHY WORKING GROUP IFTR 2016, Stockholm University 13-17 June, 2016 Read more

Call for Papers (1)

Call for Papers

05 January, 2016 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

Call for Contributions Scenography Working Group IFTR 2015, Hyderabad, India 5-10 July, 2015 Scenography and Democracy Read more

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

05 January, 2016 by Scott Palmer | 0 comments

IFTR Scenography Working Group 'Shared Space' Symposium at PQ’15 Thursday 25th June – Saturday 27th June 2015, Prague – Czech Republic Read more

Call for papers

Call for papers

07 July, 2014 | 0 comments

Abstracts may be submitted until 15th January, 2014. CFP for download twitter for IFTR scenography @scenographyiftr The Scenography Working Group (SWG) is seeking proposals that will respond to the conference theme, Theatre and Stratificationfrom a perspective that specifically addresses design for performance (in all of its theatrical forms, not only for theatre but also including dance, puppet and object theatre, installation and performance art, multi-media, digital practices, etc. and for events which might be staged well beyond conventional theatre buildings.) Read more

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