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Lucy Carter

Lucy Carter

Lighting Designer

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Winner of the 2015 Knight of Illumination award for Dance, (Woolf Works, The Royal Ballet)

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.

2013 - Winner of the TMA Achievement in Opera (Lohengrin)
2008 - Winner of the Knight of Illumination for Dance (Chroma)
2004 - Winner of the Olivier Award for Dance (2 Human)

2015 - Nominated for Best Ballet Production, The Golden Mask Awards (INFRA, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg)

2014 - Nominated for Kinight of Illumination Award for Theatre (Emil and the Detectives)

2012 - Nominated for Knight of Illumination Award for Dance (Carbon Life)


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

2018
 

 

   
2017
Elektra

Goteborg Opera, Sweden

Dir. Stephen Langridge

Persuasion

Royal Manchester Exchange

Dir. Jeff James

Infra

Royal Danish Ballet

Chor. Wayne McGregor

Genus

National Ballet Canada, Toronto

Chor. Wayne McGregor

2016
Multiverse (World Premiere)

The Royal Ballet

Chor: Wayne McGregor

Composer: Steve Reich

Carbon Life (revival)

The Royal Ballet

Chor: Wayne McGregor

Costume Designer: Gareth Pugh

Music by: Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt

Chroma

Polish National Ballet

Chor: Wayne McGregor

Oil

The Almeida, London

Dir. Carrie Cracknell

La Nuit S'Acheve

Mariinsky Theatre Gala

Chor: Benjamin Millepied

Appasionata

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Chor: Benjamin Millepied

No Body (Installation)

Sadler's Wells

Composer: Jules Maxwell

Dyad 1929 Houston Ballet
Chor: Wayne McGregor
Infra Tulsa Ballet
Chor: Wayne McGregor
The End of Longing (Starring Matthew Perry)

ATG Productions Ltd

Dir: Lindsay Posner

Obsidian Tear

The Royal Ballet

Chor: Wayne McGregor

2015
Chroma Pennsylvania Ballet
Chor: Wayne McGregor
Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward Paris Opera Ballet
Chor: Benjamin Millepied
Alea Sands Paris Opera Ballet
Chor: Wayne McGregor
Life in Progress - A farewell dance evening to Sylvie Guillem Aakram Khan - International tour incl. Sadlers Wells, London
Ravengirl (revival) Royal Ballet
Brit Awards - lighting of Paloma Faith performance London Brit Awards
Husbands and Sons National Theatre in co-production with Royal Exchange Manchester
Dir: Marianne Elliott
L'Anatomie de la Sensation (revival) Paris Opera Ballet
Chroma Het Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam

Woolf's Works

by Max Richter

based on works of Virginia Woolf

Royal Ballet

Chor. Wayne McGregor

Fiddler on the Roof

Grange Park Opera

Dir/Des:Antony McDonald

Des: Gabrielle Dalton

Chor: Lucy Burge

Wagner - excerpts from Das Rheingold

Rachmaninoff  - The Miserly Knight

Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall

Dir: Annabel Arden

Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski

2014
Terra Ingonita

Rambert

Chor. Shobana Jeyasingh

Medea

National Theatre

Dir. Carrie Cracknell

Prometheus

LPO at the BBC Proms

Cond. Vladimir Jurowski

La Finta Giardiniera

Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Frederic Wake-Walker

Des. Antony McDonald

Light Installation Schlossmediale Castle, Werdenberg
Kairos

Zurich Ballet

Chor. Wayne McGregor

Tetractys - The Art of Fugue

Royal Ballet

Chor. Wayne McGregor

Blurred Lines

by Nick Payne

National Theatre

Dir. Carrie Cracknell

Lohengrin

Polish National Opera, Warsaw
Dir. / Des. Antony McDonald
2013
Peter Grimes Aldeburgh Productions on the Beach
Dir. Tim Albery

The Wasp Factory

Composer Ben Frost

Bregenz Werkstadbuhne tour and ROH
Hebbel-Theater Berlin
Dir. Ben Frost
Innocence Scottish Dance Theatre
Chor. Fleur Darkin
Des. 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)

Recreation by Estonian National Ballet, Tallinn

Chor. Wayne McGregor
ATOMOS

Random Dance
Chor: Wayne McGregor

South Bank Show Awards 2013, Nominated for Oustanding Achievement in Dance

SisGo Scottish Dance Theatre
Chor: Fleur Darkin
2012

Crow

based on the poem by Ted Hughes

Greenwich and Docklands Festival/Handspring Puppets
Chor. Ben Duke
Hot House Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Chor. Morgann Runacre-Temple, Tom Guthrie, Sarah Dowling

SUM

by Max Richter

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dir. 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
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
Classic Cut Shobana Jeyasingh
Protocol Gala at The Royal Opera House Royal Ballet
Metamorphosis - Titian

Celebrating the artisic directorship of Monica Mason at the Royal Ballet

7 Chor. including: 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

Golden Mask Awards - Winner of the Critics' Prize

Limen (revival) 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

Chor. Wayne McGregor

Wastwater

by Simon Stephens

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
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. 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
Des. Alex Lowde

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

by James Macmillan

Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
Dir. Katie Mitchell
Limen

Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Chor. Wayne McGregor

Dyad 1929 The Australian Ballet
Set and Chor. Wayne McGregor
Set and Lighting Des. Lucy Carter
Just Add Water

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

Chor. Shobana Jeyasingh

Kirikou & Karaba

A new musical
(revival & tour)

LLO Music
Dir / 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
Des. Alex Lowde

Acis & Galatea / Dido & Aeneas Royal Opera House & Royal Ballet
Dir. & Chor Wayne McGregor
2008
Infra Royal Ballet
Chor. by Wayne McGregor

Olivier Awards - Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Dance - Royal Ballet

South Bank Show Awards  - Winner - Dance


Renature Nederlands Dans Theater
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Entity

Random Dance

Chor. Wayne McGregor

Olivier Awards - Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Dance - Royal Ballet

South Bank Show Awards  - Winner - Dance

Winner of 2009 Movimentos Award

Chroma (Revival) Royal Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor

South Bank Show Awards - Winner - Dance

2007
Kirikou & Karaba Dir. / Chor. Wayne McGregor
Lyon & Paris
Gala Evening Royal Ballet
Chor. Wane McGregor
Fault Line

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

Chor. Shobana Jeyasingh

Digit 01 Random Dance
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Anatomica #3 Random Dance
Chor. Andre Gingras
Nemesis
Random Dance at Sadlers Wells. (Revival)
Chor. Wayne McGregor
[memeri] Dresden Ballet & Random Dance
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Genus Paris Opera Ballet
Chor. Wayne McGregor
The Crucible The Abbey Theatre, National Theatre of Ireland, Dublin
Des. Conor Murphy
Merrily We Roll Along The Derby Playhouse
Dir. Karen Hebden
The War Next Door The Tricycle Theatre
Dir. Nicholas Kent
2006
Chroma The Royal Ballet
The Royal Opera House Main Stage
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Winner of The Olivier 2007 Award for Best New Dance.
Eraser Random Dance
Chor. 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

Snow White in Black

Phoenix Dance Company
Chor. Arthur Pita

Skindex NDT
Chor. 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
Dir. Matthew Dunster
Dido & Aeneas Teatro All Scala, Milan.
Dir. / Chor. by Wayne McGregor
2005

Praxis and Plexus

Meme Banjo, France
Chor. Lionel Hoche

Amu

Random Dance Company
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Engram Royal Ballet at the Linbury Studio, Covent Garden
Chor. Wayne McGregor

Imeneo
by Handel

Opera Ireland.
Dir. 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

Chor. Shobana Jeyasingh

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
Chor. 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

Critics Circle Awards  - Winner of Outstanding Achievement in 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
Chor. Darshan Singh Buller
Me and You Phoenix Dance
Chor. Fin Walker
The Fact That It Goes Up Phoenix Dance
Chor. Jeremy Nelson
Hinterland Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Alpha Random Dance
Chor. 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
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Phasing Candoco
Chor. Jamie Watton
Shadow Candoco
Chor. by Fin Walker
Somewhere between Remembering and Forgetting Stuttgart Ballet
Chor. 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 / National tour
Chor. Wayne McGregor
Rinalto Random Dance
Chor. by Charles Lineham

Fungus

Retina Dance Co
Chor. 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

 


 

Press

 

Oil (Almedia, London)

"You could steer your way through Oil by Lucy Carter's Lighting alone."

the Guardian

 

Outlier (Sadlers Wells)

Lucy Carter's lighting gives the work a characteristic McGregor gloss

***** Financial Times

**** The Guardian **** The Telegraph **** The Evening Standard **** The Times **** The Stage ****The Independent

La Finta Giardiniera (Glyndebourne)
....a Baroque German pleasure-dome exquisitely lit by Lucy Carter....
The Independent

Peter Grimes (Aldeburgh Productions)
Lucy Carter's quietly brilliant lighting, which had struggled to be effective against the dusk sky, added to the haunting, uncanny atmosphere.
The Telegraph


The sound and lighting designers deserve not mere plaudits, but awards, medals and knighthoods.
The Arts Desk

ATOMOS (Random Dance)
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.
The Daily Telegraph

Lucy Carter, McGregor's regular lighting designer, creates an atmospheric space on stage, with lovely and striking washes.
Opera Magazine

 

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