WSD2017 Scenofestinvites the founder-Pamela Howard OBE to chair for this year’s keynote speeches. “Breaking the Boundaries＂is the main concept as the speeches will be proceeded through interrogations. Speakers include Ralph Koltai (through film), Susan Tsu, Jean-GuyLecat and Pamela Howard herself will share their lifetime experiences as interdisciplinary scenographers.
2017世界劇場展邀請到Scenofest的發起人Pamela Howard 策畫Keynote speech系列講座，Pamela以「打破界線」為題，邀請了一輩子從事劇場設計的大師Ralph Koltai, Susan Tsu, Jean-GuyLecat參與，以詰問方式分享他們的設計生涯。
Breaking the Boundaries
The term ' interdisciplinary work ' is no longer enough to refer to the tasks of a scenographer today. Pamela Howard takes herself, Susan and Jean-Guy for examples, when they are totally collaborative at work, they also set up their own collaborative teams.A textile artist might be creating a piece of furniture, and a furniture maker could contribute to a visual installation. A costume designer could be a scenographer, as the actors wearing their costume on stage becomes scenography. It’s never too late to break a boundary.Art needs no walls or passports!
PROFESSOR PAMELA HOWARD OBE
Pamela Howard had a long career as a theatre Designer. Awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship in2000to interrogatehertheatrepractice, resulted in thebook“What Is Scenography?” (RoutledgeUK/USA), a personal manifesto into a holistic way of making theatre. Currently a Creator/Visual Artist of opera and contemporary music theatre, choosing subjects that inform through Art questions of cultural identity, displacement, and intolerance. An example can be seen at WSD in the Canadian company Theaturtle’s production of “Charlotte – a Tri-Coloured Play with Music “written by AlonNashman (CA) and composed by Ales Brezina( CZ ) based on the artwork of Charlotte Salomon who died in 1942 aged 25 in Auschwitz. Her art lives on.
Photo Credit: Alon Nashman
Special Notes 注意事項
Earphone rental for simultaneous interpretations of Chinese/English:
NT$200 for each session