Scenography is a comprehensive guide to the practical study and process of designing for performance. Rooted in theatre, scenography concerns artists who work through creative elements such as spaces, artefacts, garments, lighting and sound to mobilize new sensory experiences. As a result, scenography has gained broader interest and relevance across a wide range of fields, particularly where there is a desire to innovate with the perception of the live body.
To this end, the book offers:
- Practical strategies to support the creative process from conception to completion
- Detailed advice on key actions such as drawing and modelling, complemented by tips and tasks
- Tactical insights offered by professional practitioners from various disciplines
- A case study on scenographic research
The book will be of great interest to artists looking to engage in or refresh their approach to performance design, and those wanting to integrate and adapt scenography within their existing practice.
Simon Donger is the Course Leader of the MA/MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. An award-winning stage designer, Simon creates set, costume, lighting and media for performance, installations and exhibitions.