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Lighting Techniques for Stage

Saturday, March 19th 3 – 5pm



Looking to level up your stage presence? Take control of your performance lighting and be seen!


Burlesque is a very individualised form of art, with a strong focus on DIY ethos. Because of this, technical elements of production can be some of the most wildly varying aspects of performance as, at the end of the day, you can't bring it with you and have to work with what’s available. Lighting can be very challenging to manage as one day you could be in a large theatre with a lighting setup to match, the next in the corner of a beer garden! Managing to pull off consistency and unique quality in how lighting accentuates the other parts of your performance can be a challenging task.


With that in mind, this unique two-hour session will go over terminology used in the industry, to allow best communication with the lighting crew about what you're looking for. It'll also go over colour theory, matching and contrasting costume ideas, providing mood with colour choice, knowing when to use lack of lighting as an effect as well as how to morph your lighting ideas to various sizes and spaces. This class is ultimately designed to give you the tools to provide a clear, concise picture of what lighting ideas and design best suit your work.


This is a rare opportunity to learn tips and tricks from a professional lighting designer and technician with extensive experience in lighting burlesque. 


While this workshop will specifically focus on developing lighting concepts for burlesque, artists from other performing disciplines are also welcome as the principles are universal. 



Presented by: Steven May

Date: Saturday, 19th March 2022

Time: 3 – 5pm
Venue: The Bombshell Burlesque Academy, 12 Jamieson St, Bowen Hills

Cost: $50 

Bring: notepad/laptop, a costume piece if desired.




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