It’s definitely that time of year! So last week we had ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ and now we have Ollie Levett and Dom Baker’s grad project..”an automation and video showcase, exploring the capabilities of the two working in unison”. Dom and Ollie set out to have the automation and video tracking working hand in hand in the Milton Court Theatre…and seem to have it sorted. This is quite a technical breakthrough so it should open the door for a lot more of this kind of theatre – merging the creative use of stage technology with video projection mapping. I have no doubt we’ll have another blog about it again soon!
Check out the photos and video below for a glimpse into Don and Ollie’s hard work.
Dance is something we don’t see an awful lot of here in Milton Court so it was great to have another third year graduation project – Stage Management third year Steph Wieldon – bringing a dance piece into the Studio Theatre. The project was a contemporary ballet piece with a live orchestra called ‘Wherever the Wind Takes You’. Written, Arranged and Conducted by Guildhall music student Giles Thornton, with lighting designed by Theatre Technology student Rory Beaton and set and scenic artistry by Design Realisation students Oscar Selfridge and Sneha Karmakar, it really was a full student production. The wonderful dancers were Alison Camilleri and Sydney Robertson.
Check out the photos and video below for a glimpse into the evening (thanks to Matt Furguson for all the media).
This summer the Guildhall School presents a Martinů opera double bill ‘Ariane’ and ‘Alexandre bis’. Martinů’s 1958 work Ariane is a short opera based on the myth of Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur. This production is set in a 1960’s style recording studio with set and props to match, whereas, composed earlier in 1930s Paris, Alexandre bis is a one act comic opera heavily influenced by the Surrealist movement of which the city was the centre. The style is also reflected in the opera’s curious subtitle, ‘The Tragedy of a Man who Had His Beard Cut.’
Check out the photos below for a glimpse into the stage and piano technical rehearsals, including the DSM position (sorted by Production Sound Engineer Robbie Matthew and DSM Dan Reid); the lighting programmers Jess Bernberg and Bryan Novello-Patton; and some of the wonderful Parisian buildings build by the design realisation students!
Tickets for the double bill can be bought here.
The Technical Theatre Arts students have been producing various projects in the Milton Court Theatre over the last few weeks and the latest instalment has been yet another display of technical prowess by the Video and Stage Technology departments. ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ was a short movement piece based around the solitary life of young men in Japan who live their entire lives in their small apartments. The performer was lifted at various points in synchronisation with the bed he was in and around (see photos below). The story was supported by a wide variety of video projected onto similarly automated screens which moved around the set as the story progressed. The production was technically managed by various TTA students with the lighting design by year 3 student Rory Beaton.
Check out the photos and video below for a glimpse into the production (thanks to Matt Furguson for the photos and Jacob Doyle for video support!)
The BBC is joining in the Shakespeare 400 celebration with various events, activities and reports that are being created across the globe and much to our delight they have posted an article about the Guildhall School’s recent production of ‘Go, Make You Ready’ including a video of the whole play.
Check out the link here to read more about the production and see the whole play!