CONFERENCES

 

EVERYONE IS CREATIVE

Creativity is the most powerful competitive advantage a business or social structure can have. We are not talking about high art, but empowering people to use their imaginations and think differently though exchanges and visual exercises.
We have been invited in 2015 & 2016 to present this conference at SEMPRE SANO – Health & Wellness Seminar in Monteverdi, Tuscany to a world-class faculty of leading physicians and other experts specializing in cancer treatment.

 

THE CREATIVE PROCESS  IN DEVELOPING  A NEW PRODUCTION

Going through our own experiences and portfolio, we look at the different steps of the creative process leading to a full staging of an opera production. We discuss the taking into consideration of all the artistic, technical and logistic requirements of the different companies and their theatres as well as the special needs of the singers and the music department versus our choices of staging, designing and dramaturgy.
Many video excerpts, photos, original annotated scores, costume renderings and stage models are used to familiarize the audiences with this "Behind the scene" aspect of Opera.

FOCUSSING ON OPERA PERFORMANCES

Since the start of his career Renaud is sharing his experience with students and young professionals helping them broaden their horizons.

MASTERCLASS & PRIVATE COACHING

To professionals and students ready to enter the career:
-       Complete role study
-       Preparation of auditions & competitions
-       Presentation
              How to build a repertoire list, How to present your audition material,
              Identification of the various vocal culture in different countries & theaters,            
              How to promote yourself, Understanding of the different strategies.   

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN

These classes are aimed at students wishing to learn the basics of designing a theatre or opera production. Through André Barbe's own experience and philosophy, the students concretely learn about designing sets and costumes as well as developing a methodology of research.
They will be familiarized with the important technical specifications and requirements of different theatres and opera houses, as well as collaborating with directors and lighting designers. 

Topics covered by the classes:
-        Color renderings
-        Set model building
-        Perspective drawings
-        Studies of theatres technical facilities
-        History of costumes
-        Use of fabrics & textures
-        Costume renderings according to performers body-shapes
-        Use of internet for research
 


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