Performance Design Education Collective
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About PDEC

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The Performance Design Education Collective is a voluntary association of institutions who educate students in the field of performance design in the higher education sector. 

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Aims

  • To provide a forum for sharing and developing pedagogical approaches to education for performance design.
  • To coordinate the organisation of national and international design exhibitions
  • To actively promote forums for subject related research and its development and presentation.
  • To establish links with other relevant higher education and professional institutions in the UK and internationally.
  • To promote the subject area, e.g. through the coordination of national and international student exhibitions.

PDEC events 2019

performance design events at the National theatre

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Designing ANNA with Vicki Mortimer and Ben & Max Ringham

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/designing-anna-vicki-mortimer

Wed 5 June, 5-6.30pm, Cottesloe Room, £10 (£5 students, under 18, senior citizen)

Set and costume designer Vicki Mortimer (Follies, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other) and sound designers Ben & Max Ringham (Ugly Lies the Bone, She Stoops to Conquer) talk about the process of creating the set and sound design for ANNA, which is a production created by sound designers (Ben and Max) and writer Ella Hickson. 

Includes the opportunity to see the initial model of the ANNA set, and step on to the Dorfman stage to see the final set up close.


Designing Top Girls with Ian MacNeil

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/designing-top-girls-ian-macneil

Mon 10 June, 5-7pm, Cottesloe Room, £10 (£5 students, under 18, senior citizen)

Designer Ian MacNeil (set design for Angels in America, and Billy Elliot) talks about the process of designing the set for Top Girls, from the initial design concept through to the set that can be seen on stage in the production. Includes the opportunity to see the initial model of the Top Girls set, and to step on to the Lyttelton stage to see the final set up close.


Designing Small Island with Katrina Lindsay

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/designing-small-island-katrina-lindsay

Mon 22 July, 5-7pm, Duffield Studio, £10 (£5 students, under 18, senior citizen)

Designer Katrina Lindsay talks about the process of designing the set and costumes for Small Island, from the initial design concept through to the set that can be seen on stage in the production. Includes the opportunity to see the initial model of the Small Island set, and step on to the Olivier stage to see the final set up close.


Designing Peter Gynt with Richard Hudson

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/designing-peter-gynt-richard-hudson

Thur 26 September, 6.30-8.30pm, Duffield Studio, £10 (£5 students, under 18, senior citizen)

Set and costume designer Richard Hudson (Lion King) talks about the process of designing the set for Peter Gynt, from the initial design concept through to the set that can be seen on stage in the production. Includes the opportunity to see the initial model of the Peter Gynt set, and step on to the Olivier stage to see the final set up close.

other performance design events

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Wearable Performance and Fashioned Artefacts – Performance Research Hub


Two presentations on design-led and collaborative movement processes between body and dress or fashioned material artefact.