Name, first nameAlicja MilesiYear of birth1991UniversityHEADField of Interest / research fieldCommunication Design / Visual CommunicationTitle of projectLight for DramaAbstractTwo hundred years ago Richard Wagner created a new theater experience using light to merge the elements of his new genre musical dramas. The achieved effect would eventually prove to be the inspiration for performance productions for generation to come, right up to and including today’s modern cinema. A few short years later Adolphe Appia, built upon Wagner’s original ideas. In his staging of Wagner’s theater pieces, he used light to integrate music, actor and space. But it was contemporary theater producer, Josef Svoboda, with the advantage of modern technologies, who would fully explore the potential of theatre lighting in Wagner’s original works. Light became an emotion, an object, an actor and a space.

Lighting is a universal reference of theatrical staging over the centuries. What is light and why is it important to get to know lighting’s properties? How lighting techniques will influence the future of theatre staging?
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