Live Design Presents: Masters of Live Design Webcast with Al Crawford

By Andrew Quinones on Sep 21, 2017
Posted in Tips & Tricks


Join Live Design for a Masters of Live Design Webcast featuring one of today's leading lighting designers, Al Crawford. Sponsored by ETC, the webcast will take you behind the light plots to see the design process, gear choices, and artistic process the designer turns to when lighting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Crawford has been the lighting director for the company since 1998.

He has had the opportunity to work directly with many important choreographers in the dance world including Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Garth Fagan, Matthew Rushing, Ron Brown, George Faison, Mark Dendy, Trey McIntyre, Christopher Huggins, Hope Boykin, Osnel Delgado, Jeanguy Saintus and many others. He has designed 18 new works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and 12 for Ailey II. Additionally, he has been responsible for maintaining the lighting for the significant Ailey repertory designed by many of the top lighting designers in the industry. 

He founded Arc3design, a lighting design group dedicated to merging his theatrical aesthetic into all areas of art, architecture, dance, live music, theater, broadcast, and live event production. Arc3design creates the lighting for over 100 projects annually. Crawford is also a guest faculty member of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

During this webcast, Crawford will discuss his lighting history with Alvin Ailey for the past two decades, how the design informs the storytelling or abstract nature of the dances, and the choice of lighting fixtures and their use. You'll also get a look at selected lighting plots. 

To listen to this free webcast, click here.

Moderator: Ellen Lampert-Gréaux - Creative Director, Live Design & LDI

Read more about Al Crawford and the Live Design webcast series here.

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