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Will Duke

Projection Designer—United Kingdom

About the artist:

Will is a video designer and visual artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally.  

Dance and Opera credits include: ORLANDO (Wiener Staatsoper);  GIULIO CESARE (Teatro alla Scala, Milan);  IDOMENEO (Teatro Real, Madrid); BREAKING THE WAVES (Scottish Opera); THE RAKE’S PROGRESS (The Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre, Moscow); DIE TOTE STADT (Komische Oper Berlin); THE RAKE’S PROGRESS (Dutch National Opera & Festival d’Aix-en-Provence); THE TEMPEST (Comédie-Française); GERMANIA (Opera Lyon); GOAT (Rambert); SNOW MAIDEN (Opera North); SIMPLICIUS SIMPLICISSIMUS (Independent Opera, Sadler’s Wells); KOMMILITONEN! (Welsh National Youth Opera); OPERA FOR THE UNKNOWN WOMAN (with Melanie Wilson, WMC & Fuel); BENJAMIN, DERNIÈRE NUIT (Opera Lyon); COMMA 40 (Bloomberg Space, London); THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE (Set & Video design, The Dance Umbrella, Gate Theatre London); MISSING (Gecko Theatre Company); DISCOMBOBULATOR (Dance Umbrella Festival, Purcell Room, London); SALVAGE (Lost Dog Dance, Newbury Corn Exchange & UK Tour); THE RAIN PARADE (Lost Dog Dance, UK Tour). 


Theatre credits include: THE CHERRY ORCHARD (International Theater Amsterdam); GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS (Barbican & St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York); THE CONVERT (Young Vic); I’M A PHOENIX, BITCH (Battersea Arts Centre); THE ENCOUNTER (Complicité; Barbican, International Tour & Golden Theatre, Broadway); WINGS (Young Vic); PYGMALION (Headlong & West Yorkshire Playhouse); THE NARROW WORLD (with Melanie Wilson & The British Council); THE SNOW QUEEN (Bristol Old Vic); BEWARE OF PITY (Complicité & Schaubühne, Berlin); QUEEN ANNE (RSC); NEVERLAND (Battersea Arts Centre & Touring); ABOVE: A FESTIVAL OF IMAGINARY EVENTS FOR ROOFTOPS IN TEHRAN AND LONDON (with Melanie Wilson & Forest Fringe & The British Council, Edinburgh Fringe); THE EDGE (Transport; New Wolsey Theatre & UK Tour); mountaineering (non zero one, Roundhouse & Salisbury Studio); DUSK (Fevered Sleep, Young Vic & UK Tour); 20TH CENTURY BOY (Belgrade Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre & UK Tour); TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Unicorn Theatre); LANDSCAPE II (with Melanie Wilson, Fuel Theatre); ONE NIGHT IN NOVEMBER (Belgrade, Coventry); OUR HOUSE (New Wolsey Theatre & UK Tour); ABOVE ME THE WIDE BLUE SKY (Fevered Sleep, Young Vic); HITCHCOCK BLONDE (Hull Truck Theatre); PETER PAN (Derby Live); THIN ICE (Time Won’t Wait, UK Tour); OF MICE AND MEN (Watermill Theatre); WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL MY LIFE? (by Alecky Blythe, New Vic Theatre); THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Derby Live). 

Residencies/Workshops include: DIGITAL FUTURES IN DANCE (Bournemouth, 2011); DANCE AND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP (Dance Digital, Chelmsford 2009); THE ELECTRIC BODY, ENPARTS (Creative Campus, Venice, 2009); BIG CITY (Visual and Media Arts Thematic Residency, Banff, Canada, 2000). 

Will is the recipient of the 2016 Knights of Illumination Award for Best Projection Design for his work on THE ENCOUNTER. 

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