PQ Prague Quadrennial 2013

La Traviata at the Gaiety Theatre

Verdi’s “La Traviata” is a super first time Opera experience for those new to opera. this week end only. Remembering last year’s super production by Lyric Opera of AIDA, this weekend short run of the ever popular "La Traviata" should be an experience to savor. Cav. Vivian Coates combined direction and scenographic  interpretation will be of interest to both Directors and Set Designers

Winner of the Abbey Theatre’s 2013 Yeats Design Residency

Congrats to Diarmuid Ó Flaherty, IT Sligo, winner of the Abbey Theatre’s 2013 Yeats Design Residency.

Abbet Theatre, Dublin student sponsorship

Congrats to The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in its support for students of design through its Yeats Design Residency sponsorship of “Designs of the Future” Nurturing Irish Set Designers. A six months residency at the Abbey Theatre
Watch a video of the exhibition here.

Head of Make up Dept at RTE TV

Congratulations to Jennifer Mc Govern the newly appointed Head of Make Up Department at RTE Television Jenifer is a graduate of the first cohort of Make Up Design graduates from the then Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design now IADT Dun Laoghaire

Chrysalis Dance presents Slings And Arrows

Chrysalis Dance presents a thrilling new double-bill Slings And Arrows - a visceral feast for the sense, bringing the audience on a poignant and emotional journey, where the company will demonstrate their incredible versatility.

Bow And Arrow is a new dance work for six dancers and a live cello score. A stripped back series of movement studies portray the complex dynamics of human partnerships, laying bare the anatomy of life shared.

Irish Times Theatre Awards Sunday February 24th:

Irish Times Theatre Awards Sunday February 24th:
Best Set Designer going to Jamie Vartan for the Delius’ opera A Village Romeo and Juliet directed by Stephen Medcalf for Wexford Festival Opera
Best Costume Designer was Peter O’Brien for two works: The Talk of the Town at Project Arts Centre and Patrick Mason’s version of A Woman of No Importance for the Gate Theatre.

Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013

irish times heatre awards

Another shortlist for you Designers for Stage/Performance to peruse: This year’s nominees for the best of Irish theatre, which ones did you see who do you know?


News from the Austrian Alps

Despite a massive electrical storms, high winds and an extensive power failure last night the Hopfgarten Chamber Music Festival( led byChellist Ramon Jaffe) continued in full swing with a candle lit performance in the town’s beautiful Baroque Church: The programme included pieces by Vivaldi, Bernstein, Bach and Dvorak.