Scenography

Scenography

Established in 1994 the Scenography Working Group focuses upon the history, theory, aesthetics and practice of scenography - design for and as performance. The group represents the leading international forum for the sharing of research in this discipline.

The Scenography Working Group's research focuses upon the history, theory, aesthetics and practice of scenography through a specific program of meetings, presentations and publication. The group meets annually at every IFTR World Congress and also holds interim events e.g. during the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space every four years.
The Scenography Working Group aims to nurture and develop new contributions to practice-led research by providing opportunities for scenographers and designers to discuss their work and exchange ideas in an international academic forum. Our research investigates scenographic elements, (including: costume, setting, make-up, sound design, lighting design, projection/multimedia design, installation design, masks, puppets, objects) and considers their proxemic relationship to performers and audiences in traditional and non-traditional spaces. Such research considers both contemporary practice and the influences of scenography on theatrical form and the audience experience of performance. By offering opportunities to share and discuss members’ research in a variety of formats, we aim to promote aesthetic, theoretical and philosophical investigations that are both distinct from and inclusive of technological developments for performance.
The Scenography Working Group welcomes early career researchers and postgraduate scholars (either as presenters or observer/participants) although they may also wish to contribute to the IFTR New Scholars programme at each annual World Congress. IFTR rules prevent individuals from presenting more than one paper during the conference.
 
Featured Image is from The Weather Machine (2015) courtesy of David Shearing http://www.davidshearing.com/ 
The Scenography Working Group's convenors are
Dr Donatella Barbieri d.barbieri@arts.ac.uk
Dr Christina (Xristina) Penna x.penna@derby.ac.uk

 

and supported by
Dr Nick Hunt  nick.hunt (at) bruford.ac.uk (Rose Bruford College, UK)
Dr Scott Palmer  s.d.palmer (at) leeds.ac.uk (University of Leeds, UK)
Dr Sofia Pantouvaki sofia.pantouvaki (at) aalto.fi (Aalto University, Finland)

IFTR Conference Manila 2024: Scenography Working Group CfP

IFTR Conference Manila 2024: Scenography Working Group CfP

10 December, 2023 by Christina Penna | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS, Our States of Emergency: Theatres and Performances of Tragedy, Scenography Working Group, IFTR 2024, Manila, Philippines, 15-19 July 2024 Read more

IFTR Scenography Working Group Prague Quadrennial 2023 Interim Event

IFTR Scenography Working Group Prague Quadrennial 2023 Interim Event

12 December, 2022 by Christina Penna | 0 comments

Symposium on Transformative Scenographic Discourses and Practices, Prague, Czech Republic, 9th and 11th June 2023. Read more

IFTR CONFERENCE GHANA 2023: Scenography Working Group CfP

IFTR Conference Accra 2023: Scenography Working Group CfP

02 December, 2022 by Christina Penna | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS, The Stories We Tell: Myths, Myth Making and Performance, Scenography Working Group, IFTR 2023, Accra, Ghana, 24-28 July 2023. Read more

Call for Papers Reykjavík 2022

IFTR Conference Reykjavík 2022: Scenography Working Group CfP

09 November, 2021 by Christina Penna | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS, Shifting Centres (in the middle of nowhere) Scenography Working Group, IFTR 2022, Reykjavík, Iceland 20th – 24th June 2022 Read more

Scenography Working Group call for papers Galway 2021

IFTR Conference 2021: Scenography Working Group CFP

09 November, 2020 by Nick Hunt | 0 comments

IFTR Scenography Working Group call for papers for Galway 2021 Read more

IFTR Conference 2020: Scenography Working Group CFP

IFTR Conference 2020: Scenography Working Group CFP

21 October, 2019 by Nick Hunt | 0 comments

Call for proposals for the meeting of the Scenography Working Group at the IFTR Conference 2020 in Galway. Read more

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