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Performance Design as a Creative Interaction Tool for Young People with Dr. Sofia Pantouvaki

Wed 11 Sept 14.30 - 16.00
Rowe Beddoe studio

Performance Design as a Creative Interaction Tool for Young People with Dr. Sofia Pantouvaki

This workshop explored how the design methods and collaboration processes of design for performance can be used for the creative engagement of children and youth. The workshop exploited principles of scenography, e.g. creating dramatic/conceptual place within a given space, and character analysis and character building – essential for costume design – as means introducing the notions of space and place, enhancing visual expression and the understanding of human characters. The workshop aimed to propose how creative activities based on the practices of performance design can be incorporated in education engaging the local community.

This workshop was for educators, students interested in educational aspects.

Price: £6

Image: Research workshop by Sofia Pantouvaki © ArisKamarotos for Greek National Opera.




Key contributors

Dr. Sofia Pantouvaki

Sofia Pantouvaki, Ph.D., is a scenographer and Professor of Costume Design at Aalto University, Finland. Her design credits include over 60 theatre, opera and dance productions in Greece, Italy, UK, Cyprus and Finland. Her research comprises The effects of theatrical storytelling and scenography on children: The case of children’s theatre in the ghetto of Terezín. Co-author of History of Dress – The Western World and Greece (2010) and co-editor of Presence and Absence: The Performing Body (in press), Sofia has taught, lectured and published internationally.

http://www.sofiapantouvaki.com