2016: Sean Turner (English National Opera) and Morpeth Secondary School

  • Whitechapel Gallery - Masterclass - English National Opera - Set Designer Sean Turner and Morpeth Secondary School

Set Designer Sean Turner (English National Opera) and St Johns School

Working with set designer Sean Turner, students from Morpeth Secondary School, Tower Hamlets, focused on how projected images can merge emotions and ideas on stage. Students made drawings in response to different music scores and set themselves to explore the relationship between sound and emotion. After listening to extracts from Alban Berg’s opera Lulu and after a visit to the exhibition William Kentridge: Thick Time students created props and designed a stage set, presenting their performance to an invited audience.

I thought the exhibition was so different, fun and interesting. I really liked that it was so different to what I was expecting to see in an art gallery. I loved the use of light and shadow, amazing!  Student

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