Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Upcoming: 'Lighting the Stage - Music for the Eye,' Jennifer Tipton, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, October 7 & 8

Found on-line:

Tobin Distinguished Lecture:

Jennifer Tipton

Lighting the Stage: Music for the Eye

McNay Art Museum
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:30 pm

"The world's most remarkable creator of lighting for dance." ~Alastair Macauley, New York Times

[ALT note: Jennifer Tipton is a 2008 MacArthur Foundation "genius grantee." See her bio at their website.]

Lighting designer Jennifer Tipton has won Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design for The Cherry Orchard and Jerome Robbins' Broadway in 1977 and 1989, respectively. In addition, she won two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design.

With her most innovative designs created for dance productions, Tipton serves as the principal lighting designer for Paul Taylor Dance Company and has worked with choreographers Mikhail Baryshnikov, Trisha Brown, Jiri Kylian, Dana Reitz, Twyla Tharp, and Dan Wagoner. Since 1971, she has designed for the American Ballet Theatre. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Jennifer Tipton and see some of her lighting techniques!

Attention: Theatre Arts Faculty and SATCO members, To request Curator's Guest complimentary* lecture tickets for yourself or theatre arts students, please e-mail Sue King at, or call 210.805.1768. Please provide names and e-mail addresses of those requesting tickets.

On Friday, October 8, at 2:00 pm, Jennifer Tipton meets with area theatre students and professionals in an informal session at the University of the Incarnate Word's Coates Theatre. No reservations needed.

Location: 6000 North New Braunfels
Tickets: *Regular admission fees to lecture: McNay members $10; Nonmembers $15; Educators and students with I.D. $5.

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