Routledge would like you to join them to celebrate the publication of Yaron Abulafia’s

The Art of Light on Stage

During the Prague Quadrennial

Divadlo Hybernia Theatre, Monday, 22nd June

The schedule:

  • 13:30 Pre-reception in the foyer of the theatre Divadlo Hybernia
  • 14:00 The launching event with an introduction by Nick Moran
  • 15:00 – 15:15 The Best of Swan Lake performance
  • 15:15 – 16:00 World Launch of the new LED moving head for theatres
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Post-reception in the foyer of the theatre Divadlo Hybernia

To reserve a place, please register here.

The Art of Light on Stage is the first history of theatre lighting design to bring the story right up to date. In this extraordinary volume, award-winning designer Yaron Abulafia explores the poetics of light, charting the evolution of lighting design against the background of contemporary performance. The book looks at the material and the conceptual; the technological and the transcendental. Never before has theatre design been so vividly and excitingly illuminated.

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Jury member at World Stage Design 2013

Yaron Abulafia was invited to be a member of the international jury at World Stage Design 2013, organized by the Royal Wlesh College of Music & Drama and OISTAT, in Cardiff, the UK. WSD 2013 is a celebration of international performance design from the world of theatre, opera and dance.

Dance Company Nova Scena in Slovakia

Yaron Abulafia will work for the first time with the Bratislava-based dance company of Nova Scena Theatre on a new program that will be premiered on October 25th. Yaron will design one piece by artistic director and choreographer Mario Radacovsky, and a second piece by choreographer and dancer Lukas Timulak.


SUB at Compania Nacional de Danza (Spain)

Following its world-premiere in the Netherlands (The Dance Company of Amsterdam, 2009), and its’ UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells, London (Rambert Dance Company, 2012), the piece SUB by Itzik Galili will have its premiere in Spain in November 14th, 2013. Yaron Abulafia will re-light the piece for the premiere in Teatro Real, Madrid.

Photos of the original cast (Dance Company of Amsterdam) can be seen by clicking here.

Ivgi & Greben at Phoenix Dance Theatre, the UK

In February 2014, Yaron Abulafia will collaborate again with the choreographic duo Uri Ivgi & Johan Greben in a new piece for Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds, the UK. This is Yaron’s first collaboration with the company, and another triple bill is planned for February 2015, when Yaron will work on new pieces by the company’s artistic director Sharon Watson, and another new piece by choreographer Christopher Bruce.

Pictures We Make at the Royal Opera House, London

 Company Chameleon will perform at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), London the new double bill program Pictures We Make, designed by Yaron Abulafia last February. The program consists of Eden, a commissioned piece choreographed by acclaimed duo Gemma Nixon & Jonathan Goddard and the piece Pictures We Make by Anthony Misson & Edward Kevin Turner, artistic directors of Company Chameleon.


The performances at the Royal Opera House will be on November 15th and 16th




Yaron Abulafia has been invited to speak on the theme ‘Changing Places’ in a panel moderated by Prof. Pamlea Howard OBE at World Stage Design. Among the three guest experts are also ROCC (Artistic Director of the Czech National Opera, Opera scenographer/Director) and an Architect, making temporay theatre spaces. The discussion will take place on September 11th 2012, from 11 am – 1 pm, in Cardiff. World Stage Design is especially interested in visual artists who have ‘changed places‘ – in Abulafia’s case, as a scenographer with light, rather than a conventional lighting designer.

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov at The Israel Festival

For the first time, Yaron Abulafia will collaborate as a lighting designer with acclaimed Israeli theatre-director Ira Avneri, and with Scenographer and costume designer Dina Konson. Together, they create a contemporary theatre production with an adaptation one of Chekhov’s most celebrated plays The Seagull, premiere at The Israel Festival, 31st May 2013 in Jerusalem.


Guest lecturer in Amsterdam School of the Arts, the Netherlands

Yaron Abulafia was invited to develop and teach two new courses of Elements in Lighting Design in the academic year 2012-2013. Abulafia will teach the 2nd and 3rd year students in the department of Technical Theatre Arts, and guide the 3rd year students of the Scenography department in the framework of a theatrical production.

Master-class of lighting design in DAMU, Prague, the Czech Republic

For the second year now, Prof. Jan Dusek invited Yaron Abulafia to conduct a four-days Lighting Design workshop for the Master and 4th year B.A. students of the department of Stage Design in DAMU, Prague.