Off to San Franscisco in April for the try-out of "Roman Holiday - The Cole Porter Musical". I'm excited to be working with this great group of people .
Mary Page Marlowe at Steppenwolf opened to very receptive reviews, amongst others from the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. It features projections by Sven on Todd Rosenthal's handsome set.
Steppenwolf's world-premiere of Tracey Lett's new play "Mary Page Marlow" will feature projections by Sven.
Mat Franco's "Magic Reinvented Nighly" opened in Las Vegas. Sven and team designed the imagery projections and the video delivery system for the show.
After a busy summer Sven is working on productions at the Alley ("The Other Place") and the Huntington ("A Confederacy of Dunces") this fall. UT Austin is also also keeping him busy: Together with his students he'll be designing projections for President Fenves's Inauguration at Bass Hall.
Svadba at the Festival Aix En Provence turned out to be a design where lighting and projection complement each other so well that they are beautiful together and could not exist on their own to support the production.
Julie Taymor's filmed version of her production of Midsummer Night's Dream will be released nationwide June 22nd. Amongst its many features are also Sven Ortel's projections and imagery.
Sven is working with director David Esbjornson to bring "The Confederancy Of Dunces" to the stage at the Huntington Theatre this fall.
Mat Franco's 1st Las Vegas show will also have a projection design by Sven, working alongside scenic designer Robert Brill.
Julie Taymor's movie of Midsummer Night's Dream will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. More info and the trailer here.
I'm developing a projection design syllabus for UT Austin over the summer. Very exciting.
Sven is working with Disney Theatrical and WorldStage to put Newsies on the road in the fall.
I am honered and excited to have been nominated for a Drama Desk award for my work on Julie Taymor's Midsummer.
Midsummer is the cover story in Live Design Magazine. As of 2014 this publcation is tablet only, so sadly no link. "You have to download the app" (sic).
After a year of work my little projection design resource site has gone live. Find out more here.
In The Garden Of Dreams opened last night in Houston. It's a unique show that interweaves classical music, lights and imagery to support and complete each other.
Julie Taymor's inaugural production at TFANA's new Brooklyn home will feature Sven's projection work. Midsummer Night's Dream opens in the fall.
Sven is creating projections for the world premiere of "Ride The Tiger" at Long Wharf Theater.
Moses - Die Zehn Gebote opened to great reviews in St.Gallen.
Sven will be speaking at the USITT Annual conference about projection design in theater.
The new German language musical "Moses - Die 10 Gebote" will feature a projection design and artwork by Sven. It opens on February 24th in St.Gallen, Switzerland.
Sven made some custom visuals for the Newsies performance at Dancing With The Stars on ABC 11/13.
Sven made a short film to promote Da Camera's new production "In The Garden of Dreams". You can watch it here.
Sven will be talking at this year's Broadway Projection Master Class about mapping and tracking scenery with projections.
Da Camera's new production In The Garden Of Dreams, a calloration with Sarah Rotherberg and Marcus Doshi will feature Sven's projections. Premiere is in spring 2013.
Sven will re-unite with the creative team behind "Newsies" for the new Broadway-bound tour of Jekyll and Hyde. Opens in the Fall in La Mirand, CA.
Sven is excited to collaborate with a fantastic creative team and cast on the newly re-imagined version of the musical "Carrie" Off-Broadway in the spring.
Da Camara of Houston will present Sarah Rothenberg's The Blue Rider: Kandinsky and Music on January 29th with projection by Sven.
"Woman On The Verge.." opened! Here are some pictures from the show and some (still) artwork.
"A Disappearing Number" receives a great review in the New York Times. Opening in the West End on September 12th.
Live Design Magazine's January/February issue features an article about Sven's work on SF Ballet's "Swan Lake".
Helgi Tomasson's spectacular Swan Lake featuring projections by Sven returns for a 2nd season at SF Ballet.
Valerie Gergiev likens Sven's work to that of video artist Bill Viola in this Telegraph article: Gergiev interview in the Telegraph
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