Judy Kagel

Undergraduate Discipline

Dance

BFA, SUNY–Purchase. Kagel (she/her) is a New York City-based lighting designer for theatre and dance, with a passion for new works. Her designs have been seen at The WP Theater, The Wild Project, Dixon Place, Access Theater, Arts on Site, LPAC Rough Draft Festival, and NY Fringe Festival, among others. Kagel also works extensively as a theatre educator. Recently, she has been a guest teaching artist at Emerson Jr./Sr. High School, Livingston High School, Eastchester High School, and Friends Seminary. She is a technical advisor for Arts Connection’s Broadway Jr. and Broadway Bound Kids programs in New York City's public schools. SLC, 2022-

Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023

Dance

Choreographing Light for the Stage

Component—Year

This course will examine the fundamentals of design, and how to both think compositionally and work collaboratively as an artist. The medium of light will be used to explore the relationship between art, technology, and movement. Discussion and experimentation will reveal how light defines and shapes an environment. Students will learn a vocabulary to speak about light and how to express their artistic ideas. Through hands-on experience students will practice installing, programing and operating lighting fixtures and consoles. The artistic and technical skills they build will then be demonstrated together by creating original lighting designs for the works developed in the Time Based Art course.

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Graduate Courses 2022-2023

MFA Dance

Choreographing Light for the Stage

Component—Year

This course will examine the fundamentals of design, and how to both think compositionally and work collaboratively as an artist. The medium of light will be used to explore the relationship between art, technology, and movement. Discussion and experimentation will reveal how light defines and shapes an environment. Students will learn a vocabulary to speak about light and how to express their artistic ideas. Through hands-on experience students will practice installing, programing and operating lighting fixtures and consoles. The artistic and technical skills they build will then be demonstrated together by creating original lighting designs for the works developed in the Time Based Art course.

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