A language of light with Paule Constable and Hansjörg Schmidt

12—26.MARCH.2021 • 15:30 - 17:00

The aim of the course is to explore ways of talking about light. We will share how we look at images, and start developing a language of light. This will support and enhance your ability to interpret images, to talk about visual pattens and structures, and to describe the light present in these images.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in light and performance. No knowledge of lighting is required to attend.

To attend, register via Eventbrite here.

This course will take place over two workshops. In the first workshop, participants will be asked to share four images with the group. To allow enough time for this, we have divided the first workshop into two groups, and these workshops will take place on different days. When registering for this course, please select either the 12th or 19th of March for the first workshop, and please make sure you are able to attend the second workshop on the 26th of March.

Group A will attend their first workshop on Friday 12th March, 3:30pm – 5pm.

Group B will attend their first workshop on Friday 19th March, 3:30pm – 5pm.

Both groups will attend the second workshop on Friday 26th March, 3:30pm – 5pm.

About Paule Constable:
Paule Constable is an Associate Director of the National Theatre, an Associate for the Lyric Hammersmith and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. Her theatre work includes, for The National Theatre – The Visit, Ocean at the End of the Lane, Nine Night (also West End), Follies, Mosquitoes, Angels in America, The Red Barn, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Waves, Saint Joan., and War Horse. She has designed lighting for operas throughout the world, including Death in Venice (Royal Opera House), Billy Budd (Oslo) Roberto Devereux and Cav/Pag for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and has worked with dance companies including BalletBoyz and Matthew Bourne. She is the recipient of two Tony Awards, four Olivier Awards, a Helpmann Award, three LA Critics’ Circle Awards, two Knight of Illumination awards and both New York Drama Desk and Critics’ Circle Awards. Paule is a Royal Designer for Industry.

About Hansjörg Schmidt:
Hansjörg Schmidt is a lighting designer who regularly works with a group of UK based artists and theatre companies, and is a frequent collaborator with CLOD ENSEMBLE. He is also the Programme Director of the MA Light in Performance at Rose Bruford College in London, and his research interests lie in the area of lighting, environment and narrative. Recent lighting designs: On The High Road and Placebo (CLOD ENSEMBLE), Dido and Aeneas (Stormen Opera), Henry (Blind Summit), Dr Faustus and Workshop Negative (Tangle), Men and Girls Dance (Fevered Sleep/touring).

Bursary spaces:
Reboot supports artists by providing a high-quality programme of professional development. Without subsidy, this course would cost £50 per person to attend. We recognise that even subsidised costs can be a barrier to participate. If you would like to book a free place on the course, please get in touch with us directly on so we can arrange this for you.

This online workshop is part of our artist development programme, Reboot, which connects and cross-pollinates creatives across disciplines – from the worlds of music, theatre, visual art, architecture and healthcare. We have been providing free professional development opportunities to artists for many years. During the pandemic, Reboot has gone online to provide additional support to artists through these challenging corona times. We aim to nurture a highly-skilled, diverse creative workforce and a strong, vibrant arts sector.

Image credit – Manuel Vason – CLOD ENSEMBLE, Under Glass