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Iain Court

Faculty - Lighting Designer and Technical Director, School of Dance

Phone: 661.255.1050 x2515

Room: E306C

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Iain has worked as a designer and productionmanager/stage manager as well as performer and director across all genres ofperformance and in theatres throughout Australia and touring Europe and North America.His principal interest is in Lighting Design and he has lit works in medieval churches,circus tents, on river banks and in haunted houses as well as many theatres. He has along association with Igneous Dance Company in Australia and has worked with a lotof interesting Aussie choreographers including Garry Stewart, Paul Mercurio, ElizabethDallman, Michael Waits, Ros Crisp, Graeme Watson and Helen Herbertson. In theUSA he has worked with Luna Negra, DaZain, Lisa Giobbi Movement Theatre, KeelyGarefield Gerald Casel Beth Corning, Milwaukee Ballet, Julianna May, Juliette Mappand others as well as recreating lights for works by Amercian masters including MarkMorris, Arnie Zane, Laura Dean, Garth Fagan, Alwyn Nikolais, and Martha Graham. Healso has an interest in new media performance and has collaborated on installations andtouring productions. He has been involved in arts education for over 20 years, teachingat the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Arts, as chair of drama at WesleyInstitute, developing the technicians’ training programs for the Sydney Opera House andconsulting on National Standards for the Entertainment Industry in Australia. He wasthe production manager and lighting designer for the Department of Dance at Universityof Western Sydney for 11 years and at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee from2006 to 2012. He won the David Helfgot award for his contribution to Accessible Artsin Australia. Most recently he also performed with Theatre Gigante in the self devisedwork “Our Our Town”.

 

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