Alumni news March update

Congratulations to Motley Designers exhibiting at Transformation & Revelation: UK Design for Performance 2007-2011
Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 18 March -15 April 2011
http://www.theatredesign.org.uk/exhibitions/

Exhibits from Motley designers include:

Elroy Ashmore, La Traviata, Icelandic Opera; Rigoletto, Clonter Opera Theatre
Sarah Bacon, Medea/Medea, The Gate/Headlong
Signe Beckmann, King Ubu, Corona La Balance at Copenhagen Opera House; Dancing at Lughnasa, Aubade Hall, Toyama, Japan
Paul Brown, Die Gezeichneten, Teatro Massimo di Palermo; Aida, Bregenz Festspiele
Paul Burgess, A Place at the Table, Daedalus Theatre Company at Camden People’s Theatre
Isabella Bywater, La Bohème, English National Opera; The Cherry Orchard, Crucible Theatre Sheffield
Cordelia Chisholm, Ariadne auf Naxos, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama
David Collis, Wind in the Willows, Haymarket Basingstoke
Matt Deely To Stars and Beyond, Splash at Royal Festival Hall; co-designing with Kimie Nakano: Come and Go Théâtre National Populaire; Ali to Karim: A Golden Jubilee International Programme commemorating His Highness the Aga Khan’s 50th Anniversary USA tour; co-designing with Yolanda Sonnabend: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, K-Ballet, Akasaka Act Theatre, Toyko and Romeo & Juliet, K-Ballet, Bunkamura Theatre Shibuya, Toyko
Es Devlin, Monster Ball, Haus of Gaga, World tour; Faust, Semperoper Dresden
Atlanta Duffy*, Semi Monde, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Matt Edwards, Beyond Measure, Back and Forth Productions at York Theatre Royal Studio; BFG Harrogate Theatre
Ken Harrison, Jane Eyre, Perth Theatre
Thomasin Marshall, The Misanthrope, Young Company at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth
Miranda Melville, A Few Little Drops, Volcano Theatre Company
Dody Nash, Swanhunter, Opera North
Pip Nash, Urban Dreams, London Bubble
Fabrice Serafino, Medea, Theatre Royal Stratford East
George Souglides*, La Damnation de Faust, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sheree Tams, Get Away, Second Glance Theatre at the Old Red Lion; West Side Story, Westminster School
Stuart Targett, L’Elisir d’Amour, British Youth opera at Piazza del Popolo, Anghiari, Tuscany; Studio La Danza does Moulin Rouge, London Pride Parade
Fiona Watt, I Am the City, Créativité sans Frontières at Chatham Historic Dockyard; The Almond and the Seahorse, Sherman Cymru
Naomi Wilkinson, La Dispute, Abbey Theatre Dublin; Peer Gynt, Barbican Theatre

*catalogue only

Huge congratulations also to Es Devlin for her appointment as Designer for the Olympic Closing Ceremony. We are so excited!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/cultural-olympiad/8333002/Es-Devlin-profile-of-Cultural-Olympiad-Designer.html

Members of the Motley Alumni Reps Group met with the Trustees of Motley Theatre Design Course in February. Our Chairman John Simpson has since emailed us to say that Motley Alumni can tell the alumni that “we are working towards a new Chapter in the life of Motley”. We hope to be able to tell you more very soon.

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