The book lays down the theoretical platform for the perception of stage design as a form of professional activity, a complex structure of special artistic and curator practices; it is also an area of possible views on the value of creative work and even life in general. Theoretical postulates are added ten case studies indicating the diversity of outcomes, artistic forms and means, different settings in which the pieces are performed, the kind of audience and public addressed and specific forms of conception and diverse use of media lines. The author presents the evolution of stage design and establishes its three key characteristics: multimedia nature of stage design, special role of space in stage design works and the establishment of a specific relationship between the performer and the audience. The book was published in cooperation with the Stage Design, Architecture and Technology Centre of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University in Novi Sad.
Tatjana Dadić Dinulović is a stage design theoretician and artist. She studies the phenomenology of stage events and the relationships between artists, media and space. She graduated in English language and literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade and defended her artistic doctoral thesis on stage design at the University of Arts in Belgrade (2008) and the scientific one at the University in Novi Sad (2014). She authored the book Srbija: moj slučaj: nova evropska generacija (Serbia: My Case and a New European Generation) (Clio and the British Council, 2008). As a member of the curatorial team of the Student Action of Serbia she was awarded the gold medal for initiating a dialogue at the Prague Quadriennale in 2015.
During the promotion of the book representatives of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in Croatia and Clio Publishing House in Belgrade will talk about their forthcoming cooperation in bringing out publications on theatre and the participation in local and international theatre events.