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Guy Hoare

Guy has been designing lighting for dance, theatre and opera for 25 years, creating work throughout the UK and internationally. He has collaborated with Mark Bruce Company since 1999, designing Frankenstein, Phantoms, Return to Heaven, Macbeth, The Odyssey, Dracula, Made in Heaven, Love & War, Sea of Bones, Bad History, Green Apples and Dive.

Other designs for dance include Chotto Desh and Chotto Xenos for Akram Khan Company, Metamorphosis for Arthur Pita, Overflow for Alexander Whitley, Strange Blooms for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, And Who Shall Go to the Ball? for Candoco. He has also designed work for The Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, Scottish Dance Theatre, NDCWales, Sydney Dance Company, Skånes Dansteater (Malmö), Maqamat (Beirut); he has worked with Christopher Bruce, New Movement Collective, Theo Clinkard, Seeta Patel and Martin Forsberg amongst many others and has designed a number of works for Gandini Juggling.

Designs for theatre include Seawall / A Life on Broadway; The Wife of Willesden and A Doll’s House at BAM,Julie, The Deep Blue Sea and Here We Go for the National Theatre; Jesus Hopped the A Train and Wings for the Young Vic; Clarence Darrow for the Old Vic; Roots and Serenading Louie for the Donmar Warehouse; One For Sorrow and In Basildon for the Royal Court; Portia Coughlan and Waste for the Alemida; Wife for Kiln; Cock for Chichester Festival Theatre; West Side Story for Leicester Curve and various pieces for NTS, Theatre Royal Bath, Headlong and Bristol Old Vic.

Designs for opera include Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Royal Opera House; Jakob Lenz for English National Opera, and American Lulu in Bregenz. Guy is an Associate Artist at Wilton’s Music Hall.

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