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Patrick Woodroffe in South Africa

Patrick Woodroffe in South Africa

South Africa – Patrick Woodroffe will be hosting a one day lighting design workshop on Friday, 21st April from 9am to 5pm at the UJ Arts Centre alongside his colleague and friend, the talented Roland Greil. This is a unique opportunity as Woodroffe and Greil delve into the history of rock & roll lighting with reference to their colourful career in relation to it. Illustrated with slides and video, the session will include three case studies, namely The London Olympics in 2012, Michael Jackson’s show that never was and the recent Adele concert.

Woodroffe is a legend in his time, having lit and directed for artists such as The Eagles, Lady Gaga, ABBA, Bob Dylan, The Police, The Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel to mention a few. He has lit productions for opera, ballet and dance including Vienna State Opera and Finnish National Opera where lighting took the place of the scenery. With a career that started in the mid-seventies, Woodroffe’s work has been extensive and it’s near impossible to list it all, but he has lit Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concerts for Cameron Mackintosh, the Queen’s Jubilee concert in 2002 and lighting for Vanity Fair Oscar parties in Los Angeles for the last 20 years!

Greil is a freelancing lighting programmer, lighting designer and lighting director who is no stranger to South Africa, having presented the Bigger Picture video and lighting workshop at DWR Distribution a year ago. Greil is a multi-talented and passionate individual who has been responsible for the realisation of a variety of demanding projects and has worked closely with international artists and on productions worldwide.

DWR Distribution invites anyone interested to join this unique and very special workshop. Please note:

Entry is FREE of charge but booking is essential

  • Time: 09:00-17:00
  • Venue: UJ Arts Centre, University of Johannesburg, Corner of Kingsway Avenue and University Road, Auckland Park
  • Parking will be at the Arts Centre, please use gate 1A
  • Overflow and bus parking will be across the road at 1st years parking and guests will walk across the bridge
  • Guests requested to please bring identification and their invite should this be requested by security
  • While entry is free of charge, refreshments and snack will be sold at the venue


Booking can be done online, visit: http://dwrdistribution.co.za/woodroffe/ 

31st March 2017

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