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JAPAN-MALAYSIA TECHNICAL DESIGN WORKSHOP 2005

Following up on last year’s series of design workshops, The Malaysian Alliance of Technical Theatre (MATT) and The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL), supported by The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) are proud to bring back the Japan-Malaysia Technical Design Workshop 2005. This year’s focus will be on Sound Design (conducted by Ms. Kyoko YAMADA) and Set Design & Construction (conducted by Mr. Mitsu HISASHI).

Date : 15 ? 19 March 2005 (Tue-Sat)
Venue : Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)
Experimental Theatre
Time : 2pm ? 6pm (Tue-Fri)
10am ? 6pm (Sat)
Fees : RM 100 per participant
Application closing date: 4 March 2005 (Fri)
visit www.matt.com.my for online registration
Note: Due to a limited capacity of 10 participants per workshop MATT
will have to screen all candidates before they are invited to participate.

For further queries, please contact Alvin Tan (012 391 7060) / Teoh Ming Jin (012 207 8089) or email to contact@matt.com.my

SET DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP

Conducted by: Mr. Mitsu HISASHI

Participants Criteria
Participants should have basic carpentry experience and be able to read construction drawings. Basic theatre production experience is preferable.

All approved participants will be required to attend a pre-workshop briefing on Monday, 7th March 2005 @ 6pm at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop with audio software.

Workshop Description
This workshop is aimed at participants who have basic or advance training or experience in Set Construction and would like to progress into the field of Theatre Set Design and Construction.

Participants will be introduced to:
? Set design skills for performing arts productions.
? Emphasis on design and methods of construction for touring sets.
? Methods and materials used to create effects only in a theatre setting.

Participants in the workshop will be required to produce a basic set design (based on the pre-workshop briefing) and the workshop will construct on your piece of work.

Mitsu HISHASHI

Mitsu HISASHI has over 27 years of experience as a professional Stage Director (Stage Manager) in Japan. He has worked on all productions with Gekidan Kaitaishi as a Stage Manager and Stage Director for Pappa Tarahumara, Wakuri Yukio + Kouzensha, Toyota Contemporary Dance Award. Recently he worked as a Stage Director for productions such as ‘Tentekomai’ (Yamada Un), ‘Gekijou Yu-en’ (Itoh Kim + Kagayaku Mirai).

SOUND DESIGN WORKSHOP

Conducted by: Ms. Kyoko YAMADA

Participants Criteria
Participants should at least have 2 years experience in the field of Sound Engineering. You must already have a good knowledge of signal flow, audio equipment and its uses and preferably some experience in Theatre sound.

All approved participants will be required to attend a pre-workshop briefing on Monday, 7th March 2005 @ 6pm at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop with audio software.

Workshop Description
This workshop is aimed at participants who have basic training or experience in Sound Engineering and would like to progress into the field of Theatre Sound Design.

Participants will be introduced to:
? What is theatre sound and how its objectives differ from other audio disciplines.
? Tools and methods used to create soundscapes.
? Delivering theatre sound (i.e. Playback systems, Speaker placements, etc)

Participants in the workshop will be required to produce a basic soundscape (based on the pre-workshop briefing) and the workshop will built on your piece of work.

Kyoko YAMADA

Kyoko YAMADA has over 15 years of experience as a professional Sound Designer in Japan. She has worked on productions such as ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Cats’ with Gekidan Shiki. She is currently a member of the Leni-Basso company and tours extensively with them.

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