Department Chair Linda Pisano's costume designs for the opera Florencia en el Amazonas, directed by Candace Evans and produced by IU's Jacobs School of Music in partnership with San Diego Opera were selected for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial exhibition in June.
The 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ) is the largest performance design event in the world, and is often describe as the Olympics or the World's Fair for performance designers.
The U.S. exhibition at the PQ is supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition panel selected work that plays off the rich ethnic culture and artistic diversity of the U.S. These selected works have been divided into three exhibitions: imagination, transformation, and a performance space architecture exhibition-theatre of our world.
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space was established in 1967 to bring the best of design for performance, scenography, and theatre architecture to the front line of cultural activities to be experienced by professional and emerging artists as well as the general public. The quadrennial exhibitions, festivals, and educational programs act as a global catalyst of creative progress by encouraging experimentation, networking, innovation, and future collaborations. PQ aims to honor, empower and celebrate the work of designers, artists and architects while inspiring and educating audiences, who are the most essential element of any live performance.