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Hosted once in four years, World Stage Design is the premier designer-based exhibition that parades and celebrates theatre design by talented designers. Having travelled across three cities, Canada, Toronto (2005), South Korea, Seoul (2009) and UK, Wales at Cardiff (2013), WSD now makes its way to Taipei, Taiwan.

Exhibition at World Stage Design 2013

Honoring extraordinary designs each year, World Stage Design 2017 would be inaugurated at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts of Taipei National University of Arts (TNUA) over a nine-day period from the 01–09 July 2017. Image Courtesy: Lin, Yu-Quan.

Performances: Antony and Cleopatra and Orphée et Eurydice. Images Courtesy: Magda Hueckel and Bill Cooper/ Royal Opera House.

Performances: DU FU and Me the Monstrous Vermin. Images Courtesy: Xu-Feng Wang and Thomas Aurin.

Performances: One Hundred Years of Solitude and ONEONE (liveset). Images Courtesy: CHENG-WEI TENG and Daniel Belton and Good Company.

Performances: Tainan Ukiyo-e" by Fevervine Dance Theatre and Trinity by Brave New Worlds. Images Courtesy: 黃昭綸 and Camilla Greenwell.

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News 05 Jun 2017

Celebrating Performance Design at World Stage Design, Taipei 2017

World Stage Design is the only designer-based platform that celebrates and showcases theatre designs from designers all across the globe. Hosted once in four years, the exhibition paves way to Scenofest, a mixed pot of extraordinary performances, presentations and workshops.

Main Image Courtesy: Victor Iemini

Hosted once in four years, World Stage Design is the premier designer-based exhibition that parades and celebrates theatre design by talented designers. Having travelled across three cities, Canada, Toronto (2005), South Korea, Seoul (2009) and UK, Wales at Cardiff (2013), WSD now makes its way to Taipei, Taiwan.

Hosted once in four years, World Stage Design is the premier designer-based exhibition that parades and celebrates theatre design by talented designers. Having travelled across three cities, Canada, Toronto (2005), South Korea, Seoul (2009) and UK, Wales at Cardiff (2013), WSD now makes its way to Taipei, Taiwan.

Honoring extraordinary designs each year, World Stage Design 2017 would be inaugurated at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts of Taipei National University of Arts (TNUA) over a nine-day period from the 01–09 July 2017.

Exhibition at World Stage Design 2013

Honoring extraordinary designs each year, World Stage Design 2017 would be inaugurated at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts of Taipei National University of Arts (TNUA) over a nine-day period from the 01–09 July 2017. Image Courtesy: Lin, Yu-Quan.

For the very first time, four international projects by OISTAT (The International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) would be held simultaneously at the exhibition.

Performances: Antony and Cleopatra and Orphée et Eurydice. Images Courtesy: Magda Hueckel and Bill Cooper/ Royal Opera House.

Founded by OISTAT in 2005, WSD paves the way for performance designers particularly working with space, sound, costume, set, performance, multimedia design, projection and lighting, whose work is judged by a panel of international judges.

Performances: DU FU and Me the Monstrous Vermin. Images Courtesy: Xu-Feng Wang and Thomas Aurin.

From among 660 received submissions across 50 countries, the jury this year has selected a total of 180 designs, breaking it up as – 60 from the emerging designer’s exhibition category; and 120 from the Professional Designer’s exhibition category. These selected works would be exhibited at TNUA.

Performances: One Hundred Years of Solitude and ONEONE (liveset). Images Courtesy: CHENG-WEI TENG and Daniel Belton and Good Company.

Initiated by Pamela Howard, an admired educator and scenographer from UK in the year 1994, Scenofest could be seen as the combination of ‘Scenography’ and ‘Festival’. Engaging students and professionals of theatre art and the performing arts, Scenofest 2017 makes way for more than 150 performances, lectures, workshops and presentations, including keynote talks by theatre design professionals Pamela Howard and Ralph Koltai.

Additionally, the winning entries of the Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC) and Technical Invention Prize (TIP), a competition designed for technicians that revolve around solutions to specific works in the entertainments or theatre segment, would be exhibited at the WSD.

Performances: Tainan Ukiyo-e" by Fevervine Dance Theatre and Trinity by Brave New Worlds. Images Courtesy: 黃昭綸 and Camilla Greenwell.

In all, WSD welcomes technicians, architects, students, educators, theatre designers among others from the creative field, to be a part of a celebration that brings together diversity and creativity in theatre arts. The exhibition serves as a platform to network, and communicate with theatre personalities all across the globe. If you haven’t visited Taiwan yet, this gives you a pretty good excuse.

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