From Wednesday 7th May to Saturday 10th May, a group of Central’s MA Advanced Theatre Practice students were in Prague to take part in the 21st Zlomvaz Student Festival in the DISK theatre at DAMU. The Zlomvaz Festival is part of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design, the largest scenography event in the world which explores a wide range of scenographic practices – from stage design and costume design to lighting design, sound design and new scenographic practices such as site-specific, applied scenography, urban performance, costume as performance, and much more. The festival also hosted a number of workshops by international practitioners and academics, including Central’s Senior Lecturer in Lighting for Live Performance and Pathway Leader in Design for Performance, Nick Moran.
The Zlomvaz Festival hosted a number of international schools besides Central across the three days, including JAMU from Brno, VŠMU from Bratislava, the Warsaw PSWT, AKU from Bánská Bystrice, and the HKU Theatre, University of the Arts, Utrecht.
In turn, from Thursday 22 May – Sunday 25 May, Central will host five international companies as part of the SpaceLab London Gathering at the Accidental Festival.
SpaceLab, the education component of the SharedSpace project which is led by Central’s Principal Lecturer and Course Leader in Creative Producing, Jessica Bowles, consists of a series of workshops, student performances, installations and international collaborations taking place from 2013 – 2016 across several European countries.
More information on Central’s involvement with the SharedSpace: Music Wather Politics- SpaceLab project.
To find out more about the Accidental Festival and book tickets, please visit the Accidental Festival website.