Adidkakti  announces  ‘Lighting Design workshop’ led by Jonathan O’hear

DATES: 19 – 24 MAY 2014



No. 121/4AB

Edayanchavadi Road

Near Toll Booth

Auroville Post

Vanur Taluk

Villupuram District – 605 101

Tamil nadu



The residential workshop is non technical and focused on understanding the psychological and physiological impact of light on human beings and how we can understand this and use it to develop a “language of light.

“It invites actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, aspiring lighting designers or just about anyone who is curious about understanding light. We will discuss light in nature and in art focusing on its emotional and psychological effects on human beings. An attempt to understand how we can use light as an artistic medium for stage performances, as objects, and in life. In concordance with the multifaceted nature of light, the workshop will be a mix of theory, observation and sensing” – Jonathan O’Hear


Jonathan lives in Geneva and has worked for choreographers such as Foofwa Dlmobilite (Neopost Ahrrrt), Rebecca Spinetti (Cobalt) and Play Director: Georges Guereiro (Baraka cie) on all their productions. Jonathan has been the Lighting and Video designer for over a hundred productions in New York, Geneva, Paris and Brussels in venues such a Baryshnikov Arts Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Association de la Danse Contemporaine, Bercym Le theatre des Amandiers, Palexpo, La Comedie de Geneve, le Botanique, le Theatre Varia and many others. He has also been the director of photography for a dozen short movies and music and sports video clips.

Off late, Jonathan has been working on Design and production of interactive video for live performances and development of a video compression system for low bandwidth. He has been experimenting with the use of new technologies and human interference such as generating an organic form of light movement and using a track pad to move and reshape it live during the performance.

For more details contact: 9578542882 / 0413 2622287,