Digital Scenography / workshop


October 02 - October 12,

In collaboration with the Goethe Institut, YAZAN & KED 
Trainer : Christopher Kondek / GERMANY
Venue : KED, Karantina, Beirut
Duration : 11 days, 77 hours
Dates : Each day, from 10am to 5pm
Language : English
Areas of work: Scenography & Video
Application procedure : CV + motivation letter to [email protected]
Registration deadline : September 15th
The workshop is free of charge. Places are limited.
A digital scenography intensive workshop with Germany-based Christopher Kondek is taking place in October at KED, Beirut (live camera, screens, visual content). Mr. Kondek has worked with the greatest directors in theatre and opera on major stages all over the world: the Schaubühne in Berlin, the National Theatre in London, Bayreuth, Amsterdam.
The workshop is a practical hands-on video training built around an actual theatrical production in Lebanon. Participants will learn how to reflect with a director on a concept. They will then have a chance to experiment with various video strategies in order to find the best way to realize the concept. Finally, they will execute it using technology for the stage in relation to space, actors and set.



Chris Kondek, born in Boston in 1962, started as a video designer for theater in 1990 when he began work with the New York Theater company The Wooster Group. With the group he created video for their productions of “Brace UP!”, “The Emperor Jones”, and “Fish Story” among others. After moving to Berlin in 1999 Kondek established himself in the German Theater world, working with directors Stefan Pucher, Falk Richter, and Jossi Wieler, Armin Petrasamong many others. In 2001 he began a many project collaboration with choreographer Meg Stuart. In 2007 Kondek created video for the first of many opera productions with Sebastian Baumgarten. In the summer of 2016 Kondek worked with director Lydia Stieron a revival of Stockhausen's long un-performed work, “Donnerstag aus Licht”, which was named production of the yearby Opernwelt magazine. In the fall of 2017, he continued his with Baumgarten on a production of the Brecht/Weil opera, “Mahagonny”. In the fall of 2018 he created visuals for David Bowie's opera, “Lazarus”, directed by Falk Richterat the Hamburg Schauspielhaus. For his video work in theater Kondek received the OPUS/Deutscher Bühne Prizein and the Faust Theater Prizein 2012. In summer 2019 Kondek directed his first Opera, Michael Pelzel's Last Call for the Opernhaus Zürich.