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Crafting Lightscapes

Workshop on Stage Lighting Design by Keerthi Kumar

Indian dance is a theatre of Imagination, Lighting helps create multiple realities in a single space. It transforms the space, the artistes and the storytelling by adding drama, perspective and heightened curiosity.

​This workshop takes the participants on an illuminating path of lights, their role, usage, design and execution.

What will the participants learn?

  • How to conceptualize and develop an effective lighting design

  • Understanding the types of lights

  • Building a lighting plan

  • Rigging, programming and execution



Who can attend?

Professional dancers and Students of dance (any form), Choreographers, Musicians, Theatre artistes, Show producers, Show curators, aspiring lighting designers

Duration: 3 hours 

Time: 10am to 1pm

Venue:  Chinese Performing Art of America,

6148 Bollinger Rd, San Jose, CA 95129


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About Keerthi Kumar:

Keerthi is a sought-after Lighting Designer who works with several renowned dance companies, dancers, musicians and theatre groups across India and Singapore. His design works with STEM Dance Kampni, Punyah Dance Company,, Omkar Arts Singapore and others have been critically acclaimed. 

He has presented talks on Lighting & Multimedia Design at important art seminars. 

Keerthi Kumar is a Kathak and Indian contemporary dance artiste. He is a Principal dancer and Head of Projects of STEM Dance Kampni and has performed and toured across India and over 18 countries extensively. He is also a Nattuvanar and a Padhant artiste. 

He co-founded ARTMOS ( through which he creates original choreographic works for educational institutions and works with artistes to create specially curated events, fastidious production design and their mindful execution.

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