Yaron Abulafia

Lighting designer

Yaron Abulafia has designed over 200 theatre and dance performances, installations, concerts and television shows internationally. He has designed for the Netherlands Dans Theater, the English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Staatsballett Berlin, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and the Hungarian State Theatre of Cluj in Romania – to mention but a few. 

Abulafia has won several awards for his artistic work and most recently has published the book The Art of Light on Stage (Routledge 2015), which is based upon his PhD research at the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He holds a Masters in Scenography (MFA) from the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, and BA in Theatre Studies from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Yaron is regularly invited as a guest lecturer in universities and art academies around the world and was honoured to take part as a jury member in the most distinguished international exhibition of performance design – World Stage Design 2013 – organized by OISTAT organization once in 4 years. For designing Peer Gynt (Romania, 2008), he has won the First Prize for lighting design (supported by PHILIPS), and has been nominated for the Knight of Illumination 2011 (Awakening, Rambert, UK) and the lighting design prize for theatre (In the Solitude of Cotton Fields, Israel, 2011).