World Stage Design 2017 Finalists Announced

World Stage Design 2017 Finalists Announced

Cecile Tremolieres has been selected as a finalist to exhibit her work at the 2017 World Stage Design Exhibition in Taipei, in the Emerging Designer Category. A complete list of finalists can be found here.

It was the design work for FanShen Theatre Company’s interactive production Invisible Treasure that caught the imaginations of the jury.

World Stage Design is an international event which happens every four years. It showcases all forms of performance design – visual, sound and lighting. The last World Stage Design exhibition was in Cardiff in 2013.

The jury for the 2017 exhibition selections was made up of acclaimed performance designers from around the world:

Sophie Jump: designs for theatre and performance and won the overall Gold Medal at World Stage Design 2013. She is Associate Director and designer for performance company Seven Sisters Group, who are well known nationally and internationally for their site-specific work. She has recently completed her PhD, on theatre designers Jocelyn Herbert and Motley. Her designs were selected to represent Britain at every Prague Quadrennial exhibition of world theatre design between 1999 and 2011.

Sophie is Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London and visiting lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She curated an exhibition at the Victoria &Albert Museum called When Marcel Met Motley, about the collaboration between Motley and the architect Marcel Breuer.Former Joint Honorary Secretary of the Society of British Theatre Designers, Sophie is a Linbury Prize committee member and was a judge for the 2015 Linbury Prize for Stage Design.

An-huei Tsao

An-huei Tsao is a theatrical lighting designer, received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale School of Drama in 1998. Afterwards she returned to Taiwan and worked on theatrical lighting design for performing arts. She has accumulated over one hundred productions for drama, dance, opera and concerts.
Her works represented Taiwan and herself in International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture Prague Quadrennial (PQ) and World Stage Design (WSD). 05161973 SZYMBORSKA was selected into the exhibition of WSD 2013 in Cardiff of UK. LITTLE TOWN OF TANSHUI and IRMA LA DOUCE were selected into the exhibition of WSD 2009 in Soul of Korea. THE CHERRY ORCHARD was selected into the exhibition of WSD 2005 in Toronto of Canada. She also was the curator of Taiwan Student Section Exhibition in PQ 2011.
She is currently the full time Assistant Professor at the Department of Theatre Design and Technology in Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), and the council member of Taiwan Association of Theatre Technology (TATT).

Patrick Du Wors

Patrick is Canadian performance designer, working in a wide range performance styles and scales of production.  From site-specific opera to texts from the classical cannon to contemporary devised work, Patrick’s work has been recognized across Canada and internationally.  Collaborators include: The Banff Centre, Canadian Opera Co, Against the Grain, Ghost River, The Arcola (UK), Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, Buddies in Bad Times, Blue Bridge Rep, The Grand, Persephone, The Belfry, Tarragon as well as various independent ad-hoc collectives.
Patrick designed and curated the Canadian Exhibition at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial, produced by the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC).
As an educator, Patrick has been member of the faculty at the University of Calgary from 2013-2016 and is looking forward to taking up a new post at University of Victoria in 2017.  He has also been a guest artist or instructor at the National Theatre School of Canada, Ryerson Theatre School, George Brown, and Sheridan College.  Patrick is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s MFA Theatre Design program.

The jury chose 120 entries for the WSD2017 Professional Designers Exhibition and 60 entries for the WSD2017 Emerging Designers Exhibition, for a total of 180 designs to be displayed from 149 designers across 36 countries. The categories for your submitted works were decided by WSD2017 selection jury, therefore the category of your work may be different from your initial submission. Please check the entire list here : www.wsd2017.com/finalists.

The WSD2017 Exhibition will take place at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taipei from 1 July to 9 July, 2017. The finalists are required to submit the online application for the exhibit in WSD2017 and to take responsibility for bringing their work to Taipei to be included in display.

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