PANAGIOTIS TOMARAS

Stage

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | 2016-17 | opera visual design

 

A new production of The Barber of Seville, directed by the artistic director of the renowned Macerata Opera Festival (Italy), Francesco Micheli.

 

I have been commissioned for the creation of the opera moving graphics and software development of the custom-made LED wall. The 6x4 meters LED wall consists 125 led tubes and gives a total screen resolution of 96x25 pixels. The wall is been used both as light source and animation screen.

 

Director: Francesco Micheli
Sets - lighting: Nicolas Bovey
Costumes: Gianluca Falaschi
Visual design: Panagiotis Tomaras

 

Greek National Opera
Conductors: Miltos Logiadis, Konstantinos Diminakis. Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos. Count Almaviva: Antonis (Anthony) Koroneos, Nikos Stefanou. Dr. Bartolo: Dimitris Kassioumis, Akis Laloussis. Rosina: Vassiliki Karayanni, Mina Polychronou. Figaro: Dionyssis Sourbis, Harris Andrianos. Don Basilio: Tasos Apostolou, Petros Magoulas. Fiorello: Zafiris Koutelieris, Yannis Selitsaniotis. Berta: Alexandra Mattheoudaki, Maria Vlachopoulou. Officer: Christos Lazos, Vassilis Assimakopoulos. Notary: Philippos Dellatolas, Anastassios Stellas. With the Orchestra and Chorus of the Greek National Theater

 

Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Conductor: Carlo Tenan. Chorus master: Andrea Faidutti. Count Almaviva: René Barbera, Alessandro Luciano. Dr. Bartolo: Paolo Bordogna, Marco Filippo Romano. Rosina: Aya Wakizono, Raffaella Lupinacci. Figaro: Julian Kim, Vittorio Prato. Don Basilio: Luca Tittoto, Abramo Rosalen. Fiorello: Gabriele Ribis. Berta: Laura Cherici. With the Orchestra and Chorus of the Bologna Municipal Theatre.

 

Co-production with the Bologna Municipal Theatre [Teatro Comunale di Bologna]

 

Shows at Greek National Opera (2016): February (13, 14, 17, 19 - 21, 24, 26 - 28)
Shows at Bologna Municipal Theatre (2016): May (5 - 8, 10 - 12, 14, 15)
Shows at Greek National Opera (2017): February (18, 19, 22, 24 - 26), March (3, 5)
 

 

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CLOCK DVA | 2013 - pre | video / projection design

 

Since 2013 I am the video and stage projection designer for the industrial, post-punk and EBM group from Sheffield, Clock DVA. At 2013 Clock DVA won the Best Visuals Award at Incubate Festival in the Netherlands.

 

Clock DVA emerged alongside Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle in the industrial scene of the late 70s, and reached the peak of their influential oeuvre with the 1989 album ‘Buried Dreams’: a masterpiece, fusing hypnotic electronic arrangements and EBM-influences with core-member Adi Newton’s interests in the surreal, the occult and deviant sexuality.

 

 
Since 2013 Clock DVA line-up is Adi Newton, Tez and Panagiotis Tomaras

 

Clock DVA have been performed in numerous festivals and one-off concerts in Europe, Russia and USA such as: Incubate Festival [NL], The Monumental Cemetery of Bologna [IT], Electro-Mechanica Festival [RU], WGT [DE], Berlin Atonal [DE], Cold Waves V [US] and many more.

 

what others wrote about Clock DVA visuals:

 

"The place starts to dip and sway to this relentless rhythmic proposal. All the while blinded, mesmerized by the big screen. Did I mention the visuals? Unbelieveable [...] the visuals here top Kraftwerk’s paltry efforts (sic!, sic!) by many a mile. They are incredible." Richard Foster for Incendiary magazine
 
"The projections range from archive footages to acid shades [...] increasing the adrenaline made ​​from the lysergic sounds."Julia A. Romanelli for The New Noise

 

 


 

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ZUNGENSPITZENTANZ | 2016 | opera video design

 

Zungenspitzentanz (Tongue dance) is part of Luzifers Tanz (Lucifer's Dance) from Samstag aus Licht opera (Saturday from Light) which is one of the seven operas for the opera cycle Licht: die sieben Tage der Woche (Light: The Seven Days of the Week) by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

 

''A black cat playing a piccolo appears on the tip of the face's extended tongue, and hails Satan's children. The dance resumes, but is broken off by an orchestra strike and ends in chaos'' (Stockhausen 1984).

 

For the visuals two drawings of Lucifer by Sandro Botticelli from Dante's Inferno has been colorized and animated.

 

Piccolo: Ana Catarina Costa
Euphoniums: Gabriel Silva, João Pereira
Percussion: Nerea Vera
Video design: Panagiotis Tomaras

 

presented at Kees van Baarenzaal, Royal Conservatory of the Hague, Netherlands 2016

 

 

 

 

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THE DARK MANIFESTO | 2016 | theatre video design

 

Dark Manifesto is a lecture performance about the end of manifestos in the 21st century. Texts, images, sounds and words are the stuff of this production for four performers who use a supposed Press conference, which the audience gets to attend, as their raw material. The company draws on various sources including aerial photographs from data centres and airports, a hard disk containing the collective memory of all mankind, speeches and major manifestos from the last century, then systematically mixes its material up into a non-linear narrative which presents the collapse of major narratives. Dark Manifesto means experiencing the world in a limited way. Soon, the real way to live will be in secret.


Concept, ​Texts, Direction: DETACH
(Yorgos Valais, Makis Kentepozidis. Thaleia Ioannidou, Voltnoi Brege)

Incidental Music: Thaleia Ioannidou, Makis Kentepozidis
Video Design: Panagiotis Tomaras
Sound Design: Stefanos Konstantinidis
Set Design: Chrisa Valsamaki
Costumes: Angie Raftopoulou, Vasilia Rosana
Light Design: Tassos Palaioroutas
Assistant Director: Anna Stroulia
Production Oversight: Maria Frangaki

 

Shows at Athens & Epidaurus Festival: 27 & 28 July 2016

 

 

 

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RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES | 2011 | opera mapping projection

 

On Friday December 16th The Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire of the Netherlands played 'Die Walküre' (act 1) by Richard Wagner, at the concert hall ‘De Vereeniging’ in Nijmegen. The AR Lab was invited by the Royal Conservatoire to provide visuals during this live performance.

 

Together with students from different departments of the Royal Academy of Art we designed a screen consisting of 68 pieces of transparent cloth (400x20 cm), hanging in four layers above the orchestra. By projecting on this cloth we created visuals giving the illusion of depth.


We chose 7 leitmotivs (recurring theme, associated with a particular person, place, or idea), and created animations representing these using colour, shape and movement. These animations were played at key-moments of the performance.

 

 

Director: Jac van Steen
Projections manager: Wim van Eck | AR Lab | Roayl Academy of Arts of the Hague.
Video mapping design: Panagiotis Tomaras
Additional video: Jannis Karalis | Alexandra Arshanskaya | Alicja Marcinek
 

 

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