Beverly Emmons

BA, Sarah Lawrence College. Designed lighting for Broadway, Off Broadway, regional theatre, dance, and opera in the United States and abroad. Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, and The Elephant Man. Her lighting of Amadeus won a Tony award. Worked at the John F. Kennedy Center, the Guthrie, Arena Stage, and the Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis. Off Broadway, she lit Vagina Monologues and worked for Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk; for Robert Wilson, Einstein on the Beach and The Civil Wars, Part V. Her designs for dance include works by Martha Graham, Trisha Brown, Alvin Ailey, and Merce Cunningham. Awarded seven Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theatre Wing design awards. SLC, 2011–

Course Information

Current undergraduate courses

Lighting Design and Stagecraft for Dance

Year

The art of illuminating dance is the subject of this component. We will examine the theoretical and practical aspects of designing lights for dance. Students will create original lighting designs for dance program concerts.

Faculty

Current graduate courses

Lighting Design and Stagecraft for Dance

Year

The art of illuminating dance is the subject of this component. We will examine the theoretical and practical aspects of designing lights for dance. Students will create original lighting designs for Dance program concerts.

Faculty

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