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Award-winning performance designer Yaron Abulafia has designed over 200 performances, installations, concerts and TV shows internationally. He has designed for Staatsballett Berlin, English National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, the Hungarian State Theatre of Cluj-Napoca in Romania, Rambert Dance Company, Opera Ballett am Rhein Dusseldorf, Compañía Nacioanl de Danza Spain and Ballet BC in Vancouver – to mention but a few.

In his book The Art of Light on Stage, Abulafia focusses on the new tendencies of lighting design for contemporary ‘post dramatic’ performance, approaching lighting design from semiotic and phenomenological perspectives, with reference to cognitive studies and the arts. Abulafia introduces a conceptual framework for the analysis of the bodily experience, the meaning and the autonomy of light in contemporary performance, considering light as a performer and the ‘sculptor’ of spatial perception. In his academic writings – as well as in his performance designs – Abulafia explores the ‘performativity’ of light, examines the boundaries of its autonomy from the narrative and works to interweave dramaturgy of light along with the creation of other media in the performance.

Abulafia is in-demand visiting lecturer in universities and art academies around the world. He holds a PhD, Masters degree in Scenography, and B.A. in theatre studies. Abulafia was honoured to take part as a jury member in the most distinguished international exhibition of performance design – World Stage Design 2013 – organized by OISTAT once in 4 years.

 

The event will be held in English.


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The laureate of the nationwide contest organized by our Foundation in 2008 and of the CEZ prize for lighting design - with PHILIPS support - the artist

YARON ABULAFIA launches his book in Prague, on Monday, June 22nd.

The book and the entire event are generously sponsored by ROBE lighting, with the support of: OISTAT, ALD (UK), DAMU (CZ), Institute of Lighting Design (NL) and Routledge (UK).

The launch will be chaired by Nick Moran (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London).



In revista LIGEIA, nr. 129-132, Paris, 2014, a aparut, sub semnatura lui Mario Guastoni, o prezentare a cartii "Scenografia in Romania in secolul XX - aspecte".


A aparut, la Editura fundatiei noastre, cartea "Scenografia in Romania in secolul XX - aspecte", autor Dr. Luminita Batali. A intrat in 2013 in reteaua Carturesti.

La Institutul Italian de Cultura, cu sprijinul Fundatiei Ileana si al Biroului Notarial Monica Pop si Asociatii, a avut loc in perioada 18 iunie - 28 iunie 2013 expozitia "Nina Batalli"

http://www.iicbucarest.esteri.it/IIC_Bucarest/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=405.

Au participat la vernisaj numeroase personalitati, printre care Dl. Ezio Peraro, directorul IIC, D-ra Gabriela Petre IIC, D-na Carmen Boroianu, Dl. Virgil Nitulescu, Dl. Radu Suciu IIC, s.a.




At PaciniEditore, Pisa, Italy, March 2012, appeared the book "Nina Batalli (1913- 1993) Una pittricetra Romania e Italia" comprising an introductory study by LuminitaBatali, "Glianniromeni". http://www.pacinieditore.it/?p=9779



Wednesday the 14th of March at the Italian Cultural Institute "Vito Grasso" from Bucharest, took place the conference of Luminita Batali, "The Italian Design".


The LIGEIA review, Paris, France - Editor in chief, Giovanni LISTA - published, in the last issue, no. 105-106-107-108, January- June 2011 the study "Le modernisme dans la scénographie roumaine" - "The Modernism in the Romanian Scene Design" by Luminita Batali PhD.

There are reviewed the scenographic works of Marcel Janco, Tristan Tzara, M.H. Maxy and George Lowendal. The study is also referring to collaborations of the previously mentioned artists with groups such as the famous Troupe of Vilna who was performing at the "Central Theater" in Bucharest, during the 20's. Some unknown pictures with costumes and scene designs by Marcel Janco, which have never been published before, illustrate the study.

http://revue-ligeia.com/contenu.php


Miercuri, 9 februarie 2011, la Libraria Carturesti Verona a avut loc lansarea primei carti romanesti de istoria designului, autor Dr. Luminita Batali. Volumul, intitulat „Introducere in istoria designului” trateaza principalele fenomene istorice, miscari artistice si personalitati care au avut un impact decisiv asupra creatiei de design in secolele XVIII, XIX si XX cu urmatorul cuprins:

Revoluþia industrialã, Miºcarea Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Secesiunea vienezã ºi Atelierele vieneze,Peter Behrens ºi Deutscher Werkbund, Constructivismul, De Stijl , ªcoala de la BAUHAUS, Automobile, streamlining, motociclete ºi motorete, Materialele noi ºi influenþa lor asupra designului secolului XX, Spaþiul francez, Designeri americani, Spaþiul scandinav, Design în Germania dupã 1950, Design italian, „Britain Can Make It”.

Sunt evocate si analizate, intre multe altele, contributiile unor personalitati ca Peter Behrens, Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Philippe Starck, Achille si Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Ron Arad, Jasper Morrison.



In spirit futurist, la 101 ani de la lansarea de catre Filippo Tommaso MARINETTI a Manifestului Futurist, generand un curent artistic care a schimbat fundamental coordonatele artei secolului XX, Institutul Italian de Cultura "Vito Grasso" din Bucuresti, Universitatea Nationala de Arte, Fundatia Ileana organizeaza conferinta "Scenografia futurista" prezentata de Dr. Luminita BATALI si expozitia de schite de costume si decoruri realizata de studentii anului I scenografie, in coordonarea Drd. Roxana Ionescu si Dr. Anca Albani, pentru piesa lui Filippo Tommaso MARINETTI "Alba si Rosul".

Participã lucrãri ale studenþilor: Alexandra MOTOC, Dana ANUSCA, Alexandra BACIU, Andreea BADEA, Alberto DUSE, Alina DUTA, Mihaela IBANESCU, Bianca MICU, Raluca PACIUREA, Andrei POPA, Ileana POPESCU, Rudolf VELICU.

Data: 18 mai 2010 - 18 iunie 2010, VERNISAJ 18 MAI 2010 Ora: 18.00

Locul: Institutul Italian de Culturã din Bucureºti, Aleea Alexandru nr. 41 sector 1 Bucuresti

o initiativa a Fundatiei ILEANA, in colaborare cu: UNARTE,

sponsor DOTEL ALARMS cu sprijinul Cristal Brad

intrare liberã

 

On the 24th of November, at the Bucharest National University of Arts, in the Amphitheater, in the presence of H.E. Tanya van Gool and H.E. David Oren, of professors and students from UNARTE, UNATC and OAR, took place the Yaron Abulafia's conference "The Mimesis of Light Design / The Poetics of Light Design in the Contemporary Theater". After a coffee break - generously supported by TNUVA - the conference continued with discussions.

Mr. Yaron Abulafia is PhD student at the Rijks Universiteit Groningen and won the first ever national contest of lighting design and the CEZ Prize with PHILIPS support for lighting design. www.yaronab.com


 
 






The Ileana Foundation, the Henri Malineanu Foundation, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and of the Israeli Embassy in Bucharest, invite you at the conference:

"Mimesis of Light Design in the Contemporary Theatre/ Light in Post Dramatic Theatre" which will be presented by the laureate of the CEZ prize with PHILIPS's support for lighting design in 2008, YARON ABULAFIA - PhD student at Rijks Universiteit Groningen, in the Amphitheater of the Bucharest National University of Arts, Calea Grivitei no. 28, on the 24th of November at 11,30 a..m.

Please confirm at info_ileana@yahoo.com