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News (Calgary): World Stage Design Coming to Calgary in August 2021

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News (Calgary): World Stage Design Coming to Calgary in August 2021

 

Excerpted from the CITT website.

Drama at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary has been selected to host the 5th World Stage Design in August 2021. World Stage Design(WSD) is an international juried exhibition celebrating the best performance designs from over 35 countries. The 10-day festival comprises of World Stage Design, Scenofest, Theatre Architecture Competition and Technical Invention Prize which cover theatre design, architecture and technology. All exhibitions will be on display on University of Calgary campus.

“Drama at the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) at the University of Calgary is very pleased to be the home of WSD2021. We are looking forward playing host to members of the international theatre community and to engaging with artists, technicians, architects, educators and students on our beautiful campus and surrounding landscape. The SCPA Drama welcomes this opportunity to work with OISTAT and CITT to bring the best of scenography to the City of Calgary and the local and regional arts community. I am personally invested in bringing the conversation of storytelling and scenography with landscape, and local Indigenous communities to OISTAT; I welcome Blackfoot Elder, Saakokoto to the WSD 2021 advisory committee.” – April Viczko, Chair of Drama for SCPA.

World Stage Design (WSD) was mounted in 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan which hosted over 15, 000 visitors from 71 countries over 10 days. WSD originated in Toronto in 2005 and has since been to Seoul Korea, Cardiff Wales and Taipei. Calgary will be the 5th city to host the extraordinary event and the University of Calgary welcomes this excellent opportunity to showcase its campus and School of Creative and Performing Arts to the World.

For more about this incredible event please click here.

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