Susan Hamburger – Lighting Designer
SUSAN HAMBURGER (Lighting Design) is based in New York City. She has worked extensively in live theater with such notable artists as Craig Harris, Lucinda Childs, Shirin Neshat, Philip Glass, Mark Rucker, and numerous dance companies including the Bessie Award winning Urban Bush Women and Bessie winner Nora Chipaumire. Other notable dance companies include Troika Ranch, Blondell Cummings, Urban Tap, Ellis Wood, Alice Farley, Chrisopher Caines, Susan Chirniak, Carol Nolte and David Parker and The Bang Group among others. She has also designed The Abundance Project, Hamletmachine, Logic of the Birds, On The Verge, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Little Shop Of Horrors, Suddenly Last Summer, The Great Highway, West Side Story, The Cryptogram, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Waiting for Godot and Mame, as well as many other original plays and performance pieces.
Susan Hamburger has also expanded into architectural and residential/commercial lighting design. Recent projects include a retail children’s clothing store, a physical therapy studio and an extensive remodeling of a Greenwich Village brownstone. Upcoming residential/commercial projects include a Soho Corporate Office, Tribecca loft and flexible use television interview studio for a New York not-for profit. Susan is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, and teaches at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Dance department.
SUSAN HAMBURGER discusses Five Lighting Techniques for Dance Performance (with lots of gorgeous photos of her work to boot!)
Check out all of Susan's tips for Rosco SPECTRUM and production photos online, here! Photo credit: Michael Zirkle, dark swan
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