A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined index: HTTP_REFERER

Filename: controllers/exhibition.php

Line Number: 245

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Trying to get property of non-object

Filename: controllers/exhibition.php

Line Number: 237

WSD2017|The Kite Runner
 
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.

Exhibition

Professional Designers

Canada

Kerem Cetinel

The Kite Runner

Category: Set Design, Lighting Design

Design Statement

This is the Canadian Premier of the theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's renown book. It is a memory play, that spans several decades of Amir's life. The play starts with his childhood years in the backyard of his families home in Kabul, leading us to the hill with the pomegranate tree where two Afghani boys read sections from Shahnameh under a poetic landscape, the kite fighting tournament, the dark alleyway, Amir escaping to San Francisco with his father after the coup and his journey back into Afghanistan under Taliban rule to face the ghosts of his past and a war torn landscape which he can barely recognize. The play has a multitude of scenes which needed to flow from one into other seamlessly, narrated by old Amir throughout, often jumping major locations and years in the blink of an eye. As a set and lighting designer, I decided to create the poetic abstracted landscape of old Afghanistan from Amir's memories avoiding big set pieces and realistic changes. I followed a similar design aesthetic as we moved to San Francisco with the silhouette of Golden Gate bridge leading the audience into the new continent. The return to Taliban controlled Afghanistan is in contrast underscored by the change in materials and colors with ghostly, torn metallic kites hanging in the background - a shadow of their colorful past and a metaphor for the war torn country.

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Trying to get property of non-object

Filename: front/exhibition_detail.php

Line Number: 133

Kerem Cetinel

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Trying to get property of non-object

Filename: front/exhibition_detail.php

Line Number: 150

Email Address: kcetinel@hotmail.com

Theatre Company Theatre Calgary & Citadel Theatre

The Premiere Date of Production 2013-02-01

The Premiere Space of Production Max Bell Theatre, Calgary

Author Matthew Spangler, Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

Director/ Choreographer Eric Rose

Set Designer Kerem Cetinel

Lighting Designer Kerem Cetinel

Costume Designer Gillian Gallow

Sound Designer Matthew Wadell