Noted dance lighting designer Clifton Taylor, whose recent dance design work has been commissioned in Russia, China, France, Chile, the UK, and Indonesia—as well as throughout the United States, curated the symposium, CLIFTalks at LDI2017, about the state-of-the-art of dance lighting, production, and touring. He is the resident designer for several NY-based contemporary dance companies and he has also designed works for the Boston Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, ABT, Paul Taylor American Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and many others.
The format of the CLIFTalks comprises short, compelling talks by leading designers in the dance world as they share their insights and inspiration. In this video, Aaron Copp, principal lighting designer of Aaron Copp Lighting Design, discusses the death of the repertory plot.
Aaron Copp’s most recent projects include Natalie Merchant’s recent US tour, Sinead O’Connor’s Gospel Sessions, Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Yo-Yo Ma's concert at Tanglewood, and The Goat Rodeo Sessions tour. He's worked extensively in dance, winning design Bessies for Jonah Bokaer and Merce Cunningham pieces. Aaron's education: MFA from Yale, and BA from SUNY-Binghamton.