LUCY CARTER

Lighting Designer

Lucy Carter

Lucy trained in Dance and Drama at the Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey and then took an Advanced Diploma in Lighting Design at Central School of Speech and Drama.

Lohengrin at the Welsh National Opera is the winner of the TMA "Achievement in Opera" Award 2013

Winner of The Knight of Illumination for Dance Award, 2008, for Wayne McGregor's Chroma, premiered by The Royal Ballet in 2007.
Nominated for the Knight of Illumination Award 2012 for Wyane McGregor's Carbon Life, Royal Ballet, Covent Garden 2012

South Bank Show Awards 2009 Winner in the Dance Category, Wayne Mc Gregor's Infra Royal Ballet; and Entity Random Dance, Lighting Designed by Lucy Carter

2014
Lohengrin Polish National Opera, Warsaw
Dir./Des: Antony McDonald
La Finta Giardiniera Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Frederic Wake-Walker
Infra State Academic Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Chroma Australian Ballet
Art of Fugue Royal Ballet, London
Blurred Lines National Theatre, London
2013
Peter Grimes Aldeburgh Productions on the Beach
Dir. Tim Albery
'Unflinchingly, Albery started focusing our attention on the tragedy, and Lucy Carter's quietly brilliant lighting, which had struggled to be effective against the dusk sky, added to the haunting, uncanny atmosphere. The final baying chorus was terrifying, and Grimes's disappearance towards the all-too-audible sea was heartbreaking.' The Telegraph
'The sound and lighting designers (Sound Intermedia and Lucy Carter respectively) deserve not mere plaudits, but awards, medals and knighthoods.' The Arts Desk
'...It's a remarkable, and surely unrepeatable achievement' The Guardian

‘ Widely anticipated as the Benjamin Britten centenary tribute of the year, Tim Albery’s production of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach – open to the elements – could hardly avoid selling out at the box office. In the end, the event proved every bit as successful as the build-up had promised.’ Hannah Nepli,  Opera Now

'The whole enterprise, written about exhaustively somewhere, was a feat on the part of director Tim Albery, his technical crew and his fearless singrs. Each deserves highest parise for a Peter Grimes like no other.' Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
The Wasp Factory

Bregenz Werkstadbuhne
Hebbel-Theater Berlin
Dir. Ben Frost

Innocence Scottish Dance Theatre
Chor. Fleur Darkin
Design: Alex Lowde
Infra Royal Ballet of Flanders
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Borderlands San Francisco Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Chroma Boston Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Lohengrin Welsh National Opera co-production with Polish National Opera
Dir./Des. Antony McDonald

Ravengirl                

Royal Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Symbiont(s) by Wayne McGregor Recreation by Estonian National Ballet , Tallinn
ATOMOS

Random Dance
Chor: Wayne McGregor

'In Atomos, McGregor and his team give us a truly synaesthetic experience. Dark waves of sound from A Winged Victory for the Sullen break over the stage pulsing with Ravi Deepres's 3D film and screen installations, and washed by Lucy Carter's subtle lighting.' Luke Jennings - The Guardian

'Under Lucy Carter's sumptuous lighting, which switches from sandy to warmth, to purple depths, to turquoise haze and all points in between, the 10 dancers look like questioning gods.' Sarah Crompton - Telegraph

'When the work flies, it's because the research has been absorbed into the fabric of the choreography, and into the ravishingly textured, coloured atmosphere in which the work floats, courtesy of the exceptional lighting and film taletns of Lucy Carter and Ravi Deepres.' ........'10 bodies clumped together in a square of light, their slow hinging movement rising and falling like a collective breath;' Judith Mackrell - The Guardian
'Lucy Carter, McGregor's regular lighting designer, creates an atmospheric space on stage, with lovely and striking washes.' David Dougill - Opera Magazine
'Beyond beautiful is the look of the stage, which evinces a remarkable confluence of talents so well blended that it's almost impossible to separate the individual contributions of Lucy Crter, the lighting designer, and Ravi Deepres, the man responsible for film and set photography. At one point the stage is bathed in a vision of pixelated tiles in gorgeous shades of red, at others video screens burst with vibrant kinetic images. Studio XO's minimal costumes fit seemlessly into the stunning overall picture.' Debra Craine - The Times
SisGo

Scottish Dance Theatre
Chor: Fleur Darkin

2012
Crow Greenwich and Docklands Festival/Handspring Puppets
Chor. Ben Duke
Hot House Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Chors. Morgann Runacre-Temple, Tom Guthrie, Sarah Dowling
SUM Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Chroma Royal Danish Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Pre Sentient Tulsa Ballet Theatre
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Royal Exchange, Manchester
Dir. Matthew Dunster
Infra Joffrey Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Incantations Joffrey Ballet
Chor. Val Caniparoli
''Incantations'....set to an intriguing score of chimes and otherworldly sound....with magically sculptural lighting by Lucy Carter' . Chicago Sun Times
The Most Incredible Thing
(revival)
Sadlers Wells
Chor. Javier de Frutos/The Pet Shop Boys
The Trial of Ubu Hampstead Theatre
Dir. Katie Mitchell
Carbon Life Royal Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
'Lucy Carter's lighting, bright lights behind a gauze screen, gives the dancers haloes. They look like heavenly bodies, floating and turning through their orbits. It's shamelessly pretty.' The Independent
'It looks lovely, though, with Lucy Carter's lighting initially enclosing the dancers in bubbles of soft light, then switching with the mood.' The Telegraph
Classic Cut Shobana Jeyasingh
Protocol Gala at The Royal Opera House Royal Ballet
Titian Royal Ballet
Chor. Kim Brandstrup/Wayne McGregor
Entity Tour Random Dance
2011
Undance: Twice Through the Heart Sadlers Wells
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Blake Diptych Fleur Darkin Company, National Tour
Chor. Fleur Darkin
Design: Alex Lowde

Entity
Tour
Random Dance
Chor. Wayne McGregor
FAR
Tour
Random Dance
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Dance Futures Royal Opera House, Education Department
Chor. Wayne McGregor, Freya Thomas, Mikhail Fokine
Othello Sheffield Theatre
Dir. Daniel Evans
Chroma Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Limen Royal Opera House
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Live Fire Exercise Royal Opera House
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Chroma San Francisco Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
The Most Incredible Thing Sadlers Wells
Chor. Javier de Frutos/The Pet Shop Boys
L' Anatomie de la Sensation Paris Opera Ballet
Wastwater English Stage Company, Royal Court & Vienna Festival
Dir. Katie Mitchell
2010
Invitus, Invitam
Royal Ballet
Chor. Kim Brandstrup
Ludd & Isis Royal Opera House Education
Dir. Tom Guthrie
Still Life Scottish Ballet
Chor. Val Caniparoli
FAR Random Dance
Chor. Wayne McGregor
' Lucy Carter's lighting... transforms the stage by her artistry, achieves ravishing images, not least when she bathes this () event in a golden glow: an alchemist's dream come true.' Clement Crisp , The Financial Times
Breathing Irregular Gate Theatre, London
Dir. Carrie Cracknell
The London Eye Mystery Unicorn Theatre
Dir. Rosamunde Hutt
Chroma National Ballet of Canada
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Yantra Stuttgart Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Infra (revival) Royal Ballet, Covent Garden
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Chroma (revival) Royal Ballet, Covent Garden
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Outlier New York City Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Faun & As You Are CoisCeim Dance
Chor.Faun: David Bolger
Maria Stuarda Opera North
Dir./Design: Antony McDonald
Chor. Lucy Burge

The Adventures of Mr Broucek

Co-Production Opera North & Scottish Opera
Dir. John Fulljames
Design: Alex Lowde

'In Alex Lowde's spare but evocative sets and costumes, and Lucy Carter's lighting, it's a good looking show, unmissable...' Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times
2009
Faultline Shobana Jeyasingh
Dyad 1909 Random Dance
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Erazor Random Dance
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Genus
(revival)
Paris Opera Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Parthenogenesis Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
Dir. Katie Mitchell
Limen Royal Ballet, Covent Garden
Dyad 1929 The Australian Ballet
Chor. & Staging: Wayne McGregor
Lighting Design & Staging: Lucy Carter
'The music is by Steve Reich, a composer who has become a staple within contemporary ballet/post modern dance. McGregor and his design collaborator Lucy Carter rise above that cliché though. The set - a white floor and back wall dotted with black polka dots, framed by an imposing horizontal yellow fluorescent light that lowers and lifts, is imposing and evokes everything from constellations to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, bumble bees to organisms bouncing through the atmosphere. It's visually impressive and spectacularly transforms the State Theatre into something entirely other, allowing the dancers to go to new places as artists.' Stephanie Glickman
Just Add Water Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Kirikou & Karaba
(revival & tour)
LLO Music
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Where there's a Will English Touring Theatre
Dir. Sir Peter Hall
The Adventures of Mr Broucek

Co-Production Opera North & Scottish Opera
Dir. John Fulljames
Design: Alex Lowde

 

Acis & Galatea/ Dido & Aeneas Royal Opera House
Dir. & Choreographer Wayne McGregor
'There are some nice ideas....the hypersensitive expressivity of Lucy Carter's lighting...'
The Independent, Anna Picard
2008
Infra Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
Renature Nederlands Dans Theater
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
Entity Random Dance
'Lucy Carter, ( ) always combines conceptual precision with the sheer sensuality of colour'
The Sunday Times, David Jays
Chroma (Revival) Royal Ballet
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor

2007

Kirikou & Karaba Musical Directed by Wayne McGregor
Lyon & Paris
Gala Evening Royal Ballet
Choreographed by Wane McGregor
Fault Line Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Digit 01 Random Dance
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
Anatomica #3 Random Dance
Choreographed by Andre Gingras
Nemesis
Random Dance at Sadlers Wells. (Revival)
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
New One Act Ballet Dresden Ballet & Random Dance
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
Genus Paris Opera Ballet
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
The Crucible The Abbey Theatre, National Theatre of Ireland, Dublin
Designer: Conor Murphy
Merrily We Roll Along The Derby Playhouse
Directed by Karen Hebden
The War Next Door The Tricycle Theatre
Directed by Nicholas Kent

2006

Chroma The Royal Ballet
The Royal Opera House Main Stage
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
Winner of The Olivier 2007 Award for Best New Dance.

'***** Lucy Carter's lighting plays scintillating games with the wonderous sense of space.' Debra Craine, The Times
'Lucy Carter's votive candle-like lighting intensifies the effect.' Sarah Frater, The Evening Standard.
'Lucy Carter's lighting changes, altering the nature of the space in which the 10 dancers perform. The dominant hues are muted pinks and greens with one vivid blue.... Magnificently modern.' Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph

Eraser Random Dance
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor

5, 2, 10

One of Seven works to be shown in an
evening of new work by Fin Walker
to be performed throughout 2006

'Lucy Carter's lambent lighting continually enhances the show... 5 2 10 adds up to a rich, stringent and palate-cleansing experience that could leave you feeling both exhilarated and content.' Donald Hutera, The Times.
Snow White in Black

Phoenix Dance Company
Chor. Arthur Pita

Skindex NDT
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor

Exit No Exit

Shobana Jeyasingh
half hour piece.

Amu
Re-designed as a site specific piece for Durham Cathedral

Random Dance Education
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Love & Money
by Denis Kelly
The Young Vic
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Dido & Aeneas Teatro All Scala, Milan.
Choreographed & Directed by Wayne McGregor

2005

Praxis and Plexus

Meme Banjo, France
Choreographed by Lionel Hoche

Amu

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor

'..sensational lighting sculpted and dramatised the space absorbingly...' The Telegraph, September 05
Engram

Royal Ballet at the Linbury Studio, Covent Garden
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor

Piece as part of an evening entitled 'Inspired by Ashton'.

Imeneo
by Handel

Opera Ireland.
Director: David Bolger

The Tempest

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

2004

Lachrymal

Stuttgart Ballet
Chor. Douglas Lee

Dragonfly
Site Specific Project, Sunderland

Random Dance Company and Dance City
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Ballistik

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
Chor. Lionel Hoche

AtaXia

Random Dance Company

Le Spectre de la Rose

Ballet de Lorraine, Nancy
Chor. Lionel Hoche

Transtep Triple Bill

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saarbrücken Ballet
Chor. Marguerite Donlon

Signal

Phoenix Dance
Chor. Henry Oguike

Polystyrene Dreams

Pheonix Dance
Chor. Maresa von Stockkert

Reflection Rambert Dance Company
Choreographed by Fin Walker

Frankenstein

Derby Playhouse
Dir. Uzma Hamid

2003

Carmen Privat

Saarbrücken Ballet
Chor. Marguerite Donlon

Millinarium

ABC Dance Company, Austria
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Nautilus

Stuttgart Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor

2 Human

English National Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Winner of the 2004 Olivier Award for Dance.

Polar Sequences

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor and Shobana Jeyasingh

Silence of the Soul

Fin Walker Dance

Qualia

Royal Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Requiem

Phoenix Dance
Choreographed by Darshan Singh Buller

Me and You Phoenix Dance
Choreographed by Fin Walker
The Fact That It Goes Up Phoenix Dance
Choreographed by Jeremy Nelson
Hinterland Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Alpha Random Dance
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor

Top Girls

Library Theatre Manchester
Dir. Chris Honer

2002

PreSentient

Rambert Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Nemesis

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Le Sacre du Printemps

Meme Banjo. Paris
Chor. Lionel Hoche

Phase Space Random Dance for Aldeburgh & Gothenburg Ballet
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
Phasing Candoco
Choreographed by Jamie Watton
Shadow Candoco
Choreographed by Fin Walker
Somewhere between Remembering and Forgetting Stuttgart Ballet
Choreographed by Marguerite Donlon
Phantasmaton

Shobana Jeyasingh

New Site specific work as part of 2002 Dance Umbrella.

Alice In Wonderland

Latvian National Opera Theatre
Chor. Olga Zhitluhina

Larkin with Women

West Yorkshire Playhouse
Dir. Brian Brady

2001

Detritus

Rambert Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Game of Halves

National Youth Dance Theatre of Wales
Chor. Wayne MacGregor

Wallpaper

Circus Space show
Chor. Yael Flexer

Hive

Random Dance Company for National Youth Dance, Wales
Chor Wayne McGregor

New commission

Dance Umbrella
Chor. Charles Linehan

Digit01

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor
National Tour

Rinalto Random Dance
Choreographed by Charles Lineham

Fungus

Retina Dance Co
Choreographers Sacha Lee & Fillip Van Huffle

Inkt

Retina Dance

Experiment with an
Air Pump

Embassy Theatre
Dir. Angie Langfield

Les Liasons Dangereuses

Embassy Theatre
Dir. Tim Luscombe

Rape of Lucretia

European Opera Centre
Dir. Brian Brady

2000

The Trilogy Installation

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Net/work Narratives

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Telenoia

Random Dance Company
Chor Wayne McGregor

Aeon

Random Dance Company, Tour
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Brainstate

Random Dance Company/ Royal Opera House Artists Development Initiative
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Symbiont(s)

Royal Opera House/Artists Development Initiative
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Surface Tension

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Tour

Palimpsest

Shobana Jeyasingh

Oygenius

Retina Dance
Chor. Sacha Lee/Fillip Van Huffle

When once is Never Enough

Coisciem Dance Theatre, Ireland
Chor. David Bolger

Scenes

National Tour
Chor. Jane Mason

The Fourth Wiseman

Dublin
Dir. John Browne

Closer

Manchester Library Theatre
Dir. Chris Honer

Wonderful Tennesse

Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Dir. Brian Brady

Seesaw

Quarantine Theatre Co. Glasgow

To You

Lowry Centre, Salford

Xerxes

British Youth Opera
Dir. Sarah Alexander

1999

Zero Herts

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Sulphur 16

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Fine Frenzy

Shobana Jeyasingh
International Tour

Preludes and Fugues

Scalextric Dance
Chor. Charles Linehan

The Secret

Scalextric Dance
Chor. Charles Linehan

Number Stations

Scalextric Dance
Chor. Charles Linehan

Sinuosus

Meme Banjo, France
Chor. Lionel Hoche

Ella

Physical Recall Dance
Chor. Angela Magarit

Blue

Physical Recall
Chor. Jamie Watton/Fiona Edwards

Verge

Frank Handeler & Diane Elshout
Holland Tour

A Monologue about Shipwrecks

Chor. Jane Mason

A Dark River

The Moving Picture Company, National Tour

The Mistress of Silence

Meridian Theatre Company, Cork

Channel 4 Sitcom Festival

Riverside Studios

The Treatment

Central School of Speech and Drama
Dir. Angie Langfield

The Balcony

Central School
Dir. Stephen Rawsthorne

1994 – 1998

Work done in Dance during this time:

Intertense

Chor. Wayne McGregor

Neurotransmission

Suffolk Dance
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Memory & Other Props

Shobana Jeyasingh

Hard Shoulder

Retina Dance
Chor. Sacha Lee/Fillip Van Huffle

Tweeling

Retina Dance

Rialto

Scalextric Dance Co
Chor. Charles Linehan

DNO

Frank Handeler & Diane Elshout, Holland

Millenarium

Random
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Esc. Other Space

Birmingham Hippodrome
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Cyberdream

The Place Theatre Education
Chor Wayne McGregor

Skinned Prey

4d Performance Group, The Place
Chor Wayne McGregor

Pit

Retina Dance
Chor. Sacha Lee/Fillip van Huffle

Sefauci’s Farewell

Scalextric Dance
Chor. Charles Linehan

The Jolt

The Place Theatre
Chor. Jane Mason

8 Legs of the Devil

Random
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Medusa

the Olympic Ballet, Italy
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Cybergeneration

Community Dance Belfast

Crave

Retina Dance
Chor. Sacha Lee/Fillip van Huffle

Battery

Retina Dance

White Picket Fence

Phoenix Dance
Chor. Darshan Singh Buller

Yes? Yes! Yes!

Bedlam Dance
Chor. Yael Flexer

Storyboard

Chor. Jonathan Lunn & Janice Garrat

Back

Chor. Victoria Marks

Performance

Chor. Victoria Marks

Pelican

Chor. Kate Willis

A Selection of Solos

Chor. Jane Dudley

Cyborg

Random
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Jacob’s Membrane

Random
Chor Wayne McGregor

For Bruising Archangel

Random
Chor Wayne McGregor

Sever and Anarkos

Random
Chor Wayne McGregor

Falling Light

Scalextric Dance
Chor. Charles Linehan

The Two Seasons

Scalextric

Here not Here

Chor. Victoria Marks

Dancing to Music

Chor. Victoria Marks

Candle

Chor. Kate Willis

Work done in Theatre during this time:

 

King Stag

Opera Circus
Dir. David Glass

Sipario Theatrical Awards

RAI TV, New York

The Erinyes

Italian Commission
Dir. Mario Giorgetti

Sailor Beware

Central School of Speech and Drama
Dir. Angie Langfield

Get Fresh

Bradley Walsh – comedian. National Tour

Young, Drunk and full of Spunk

Danny Brown – Comedian.

Work done in Opera during this time:

 

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Opera Holland Park
Dir. Sarah Alexander

Orlando

Early Opera Co
Dir. Sarah Alexander

Impropera

Opera Circus

Ariodante

Early Opera
Dir. Sarah Alexander

Xerxes

Early Opera
Dir Sarah Alexander

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