1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
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Exhibition

Professional Designers

Cyprus

GEORGIOS KOUKOUMAS

Constellations by Nick Payne.

Selected Category: Lighting Design

Category: Lighting Design

Design Statement

In 2014, the Theatrical Organization of Cyprus presented the romantic story between two characters who correlated and co-existed in multiple cosmic universes at the same time.
Based on the theory of quantum physics, the performance tells the narrative of these two people and their relationships shown in a certain moment in multiple versions. Having the theory of the multiple universes as its starting point, the play deals with some serious issues such as the first date, marriage, break-up, reunion, illness and death.
Taking all these into consideration, I tried to re-design the story through my lighting in relation to color as emotion. Additionally, in order to emphasize the story’s emotional aspect, I drew lighting circular universes onto the stage and transforming the dramaturgical themes and the psychological situations that these two characters were facing out throughout the whole play.

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GEORGIOS KOUKOUMAS

Born in 29 December 1971.
Lighting Designer and Film Director.
Vice-president of CYCSTAT (Cyprus Centre of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians).
1993-1996 Studied at Higher Cinema and Television school of Lykourgos Stavrakou in Athens, Greece. 2002-2007 Studied at Russian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (VGIK), Moscow (Russia). From 2005 until now he has been working as the Chief Lighting Technician at the Theatrical Organization of Cyprus.
In 1997, he represented Cyprus at the Biennale of young artists in Torino, Italy with the Photographic work “ Milo milo milo”. He designed for Theatrical Organization of Cyprus more than 150 lighting designs for theatre. The designs that are standing out are : HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett. Director Frank Henning,1997 THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov. Director Valerie Ahatov, 2000 HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen. Director N. Taliotis, 2004 DIARY OF A MADMAN by N.Gogol. Director M. Manaridou, 2007 WAITING FOR GODOT by S.Beckett. Director H. Shopahas,2007 THE CLOUDS by Aristophanes. Director Varnavas Kyriazis, 2009 FESTEN by T.V.M.Rukov Bo. Hr.Hansen. Director N. Taliotis, 2009 OTHELLO by William Shakespeare. Director N. Charalampous, 2010 THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN M.Donagh. Director L.Wisniewski, 2010 ELECTRA AND ORESTES: The trial. Director Hanan Snir, 2012 KALI-KANTZAR & CO, by Lea Maleni 2013 THE BIRDS by Aristophanes Director Varnavas Kyriazis 2014
CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne Dir. V. Theodoropoulos 2014 AUGUST: Osage County by Tracy Letts Director N. Taliotis 2015 He produced and directed the following short films: “Hellmets,”2009. (Best Costumes Best Photography Drama Film Festival 2009. Best Short Film Brest Mediterranean Film Festival 2011)
Up or Down, 2012. In 2007, he was awarded by the Theatrical Organization of Cyprus for his Lighting Design in the play ” A Diary of a Madman” by Nicolai Gogol. In 2011, his work in lighting for the play “FESTEN” was exhibited in PQ2011 as a part of the Cyprus Exhibition. In 2012, he was selected to present his work as an international guest in the United States Institute of Theatrical Technologies annual conference. In 2013, he led a workshop at the World Stage Design 2013 in Cardiff, UK. The workshop was about finding ways to create lighting with low budget means during a Site-specific theatre production called "Hamlet in 48 hours." In 2015, he represented Cyprus at the Prague Quadrennial with the scenographer Elena Katsouri as a curator and co-designer of the Cyprus exhibition. His lighting works for the theatre productions of Thoc Kalikantzar and Co (2011) and Birds (2014) were also presented during the exhibition. The Cypriot Exposition was awarded with the third prize in the Children’s section.

Email Address: koukoumas33@yahoo.gr

Theatre Company Theatrical Organization of Cyprus

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-09-03

The Premiere Space of Production New Stage

Author Nick Payne

Director/ Choreographer Vangelis Theodoropoulos

Set Designer Pantelis Makkas

Lighting Designer Georgios Koukoumas

Costume Designer Pantelis Makkas

Sound Designer Giorgos Cristophi

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Pantelis Makkas

Other Creative Collaborator/s Music Stavros Gasparatos Movement Elena Antoniou Cast Neoklis Neokleous, Stela Firogeni