UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Dinesh Yadav (Theatre and Dance) served as the curator for Indian Theatre Art represented at the Prague Quadrennial See below for a description). This year, recent graduate Matthew Beecher ’19 served with him as an assistant at the international festival. Additionally, Yadav was named chair of the lighting design sub-commission for the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OSITAT), which extends his association for another four years. Dinesh and Beecher interacted with leading lighting designers from around the world including Broadway designers, etc.
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space was established in 1967 to bring the best of design for performance, scenography, and theatre architecture to the front line of cultural activities to be experienced by professional and emerging artists as well as the general public. The quadrennial exhibitions, festivals, and educational programs act as a global catalyst of creative progress by encouraging experimentation, networking, innovation, and future collaborations. PQ aims to honor, empower and celebrate the work of designers, artists and architects while inspiring and educating audiences, who are the most essential element of any live performance.