Creative jobs behind the scenes: A programme for talented newcomers at Stage|Set|Scenery

BERLIN  ( PRESS RELEASE )

Whether stage technicians, lighting and sound engineers, stage managers, media technicians, costume artists or scenographers – they are the real stars of an event behind the scenes. For quite often it requires their expert lighting skills to create a dramatic scene or a spectacular set to transform a production into an unforgettable event for the audience. Technically oriented theatre, film and event careers are wíde-ranging and creative. This is something that the international trade show and conference Stage|Set|Scenery, which will take place from 20 to 22 June in Berlin, aims to take into account by organising a special programme for young professionals. The reason is a decline in young people learning technical skills, which has led to growing competition on the home and international employment market. This is where Stage|Set|Scenery will seize the opportunity to promote a dialogue between cultural institutions and the employees of the future.

Finding out about careers at Stage|Set|Scenery

Business colleges, universities and other professional training institutions will be represented in Hall 23. They include Akademie der Österreichischen Theatertechnischen Gesellschaft, Berufliche Schule Holz. Farbe. Textil, Beuth Hochschule für Technik in Berlin, DEAplus, DHBW Ravensburg, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, IECA Internationale Event- & Congress Akademie, the New Design University St. Pölten, Theaterakademie August Everding Studiengang Maskenbild – Theater und Film, as well as Oberstufenzentrum für Gestaltung, Wilhelm-Ostwald-Schule, whose trainees will paint a scene for the stage live in Hall 23.

Next door in Hall 22, on the stage area of A. Haussmann Theaterbedarf GmbH, interested trade visitors can try out their own skills with a brush. In the same hall international associations and institutions will provide information about career opportunities in Germany and abroad. In addition to personal career advice, talented young people will also find a job wall offering vacancies. By visiting the Stage|Set|Scenery Virtual Market Place at www.virtualmarket.stage-set-scenery.comthey can also submit their job applications and ask for appointments with interested companies ahead of the fair.

In Hall 23 the Anatomical Theatre developed by DTHG based on designs by Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, and supported by cast, ETC and Lichtblick, will provide Stage|Set|Scenery with a location for holding numerous training courses for students of all ages, newcomers and professionals.

Weltenbauer.Youngsters.Awards – the competition for young people

Following the successful debut of the Weltenbauer.Award a new event will be taking place at Stage|Set|Scenery: the Weltenbauer Youngsters.Awards. 150 years ago the opera Roméo et Juliette was first performed by Charles Gounod on 27 April 1867. It is with this event in mind that an assignment will be given to the contestants of the Weltenbauer.Youngsters.Awards: www.weltenbauer.global. Trainees, students (ranging from schools to vocational and higher education) from any country specialising in the theatre, film and event technology are invited to submit their designs and works on the subject of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. These may be individual or team works focusing on stage design, the theatre stage, costumes, decoration, set design, make-up, lighting concepts, videos or audio installations. The deadline for entries is 30 March 2017. The winners will be honoured at the presentation of the Weltenbauer.Youngsters.Awards in the Palais am Funkturm on 20 June 2017. The event will begin at 6.30 p.m.

Admission is free for school classes, groups of students and accompanying teachers and lecturers. To obtain a free ticket registration is required in writing no later than 1 June 2017 by emailing [email protected]. Pupils and students who wish to attend the show on their own can purchase reduced-rate day tickets costing 10 euros at the ticket office. A valid student ID is required. Tickets also grant admission to the conference.

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