Scenofest is an educational project organized by OISTAT and the Prague Quadrennial.
OISTAT is the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians.
The Mission of OISTAT is: to stimulate the exchange of ideas and innovations, and to promote international collaboration in professions that support live performance; to promote the formation of centers in each country in order to achieve these goals; to encourage life-long learning among live performance practitioners; to respect the integrity of all cultures and celebrate the diversity as well as the similarities of those who work in support of live performance
To this end OISTAT has centers in 34 countries around the world with a combined membership of over 12,000 members six active commissions undertaking a variety of projects in the areas of Education, Technology, Scenography, History and Theory, Publication and Communication, and Architecture and a growing active presence on the world wide web through its web page.
The Prague Quadrennial
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the largest event of its kind in the world - presenting contemporary work in a variety of performance design disciplines and genres - costume, stage, light, sound design, and theatre architecture for dance, opera, drama, site specific, multi-media performances, and performance art, etc. This large exhibition is accompanied by a wide spectrum of live events – workshops, lectures, performances, discussions and presentations, and provides an in-depth exploration of contemporary theatre and performance design, creating space for meetings and exchange among thousands of performance and theatre professionals, students and spectators, who always attended the event.
The 2011 edition of the Prague Quadrennial will exploit what is best in scenography. PQ 2011 will look at scenography as a discipline existing in-between the visual and the performing arts, which uses the best of both worlds, creating a dialogue between the two arts, a dialogue too often missed.