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Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher


Joe is a freelance lighting & video designer for dance, theatre & installation based in Cardiff, South Wales. He recently spent nine months in Australia working as Technical Director for Sydney Dance Company, under the Artistic Direction of Rafael Bonachela. During that time he worked with Bonachela on two new creations, new works from Andonis Foniadakis, Gabrielle Nankivell and a re-staging of the William Forsythe classic, Quintett. Previous to this he spent eight years as Technical Director and Resident Designer for National Dance Company Wales working with choreographers Christopher Bruce CBE, Ohad Naharin, Angelin Preljocaj, Stephen Petronio, Nigel Charnock, Eleesha Drennan, Gustavo Ramirez & Lee Johnston.

He studied Theatre Design (MA) at the Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, graduating with distinction, and returns as a guest tutor for the BA & MA lighting courses and as a guest lecturer for the Aberystwyth University Drama Department.

Joe’s career as a Lighting Designer has developed throughout an eighteen-year involvement in the arts; designing for theatre, dance, concerts, events and architecture. Recent design credits include, Before I leave, In Water I’m Weightless (National Theatre Wales), Parallel Lines (Dirty Protest), Hay Literature & Arts Festival, Nansi (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Now Or Never (Maiden Voyage), aM (Kerry Nichols Dance NYDW) Folk, Purlieus, They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem, Virtual Descent, Phantoms Of Us, (National Dance Company Wales). He has toured extensively, taking work to China, India, Australia, New Zealand and across Europe and the UK.

In 2013 Joe’s lighting and animation design for Purlieus, in collaboration with choreographer Lee Johnston, was selected as a finalist at the World Stage Design Exhibition13, and was selected as one of the Telegraph’s top 15 highlights of the exhibition. Purlieus was also nominated for design at the Wales Theatre Awards 2014.

  • Commercial Tour
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
  • International
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
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