Peter Mumford - Lighting Design

Designers Tel: 020 7735 2933

'Wild Air' Dancer: Sarah Warsop Photo: Richard Dean, 1999 Lighting: Peter Mumford

Peter Mumford has worked widely in the field of dance (and all aspects of theatre). He was a founder member of the mixed media company Moving Being in the late sixties and later a founder member of Second Stride working with them for many years. He has worked extensively with Siobhan Davies, designing the lighting for the majority of her work. He has worked with most major dance/ballet companies in Britain and many around the world as well as working with smaller companies and one-off projects.

Lighting: Peter Mumford Birmingham Royal Ballet 'Edward II'

In the mid eighties he formed Dancelines Productions – a TV production company which specialised in dance for TV/film and made numerous new dance works and series for television- featuring the work of a wide range of choregraphers/ designers/ dancers/ directors. His work as a director there won Dancescreen ’91 (best studio adaptation White Man Sleeps) and among many other awards an Emmy nomination for his direction for TV of Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake. He won the 1995 Lawrence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his work as lighting designer for The Glass Blew In (Siobhan Davies Co.) and Fearful Symmetries (Ashley Page for the Royal Ballet).

'Eighty Eight' Siobhan Davies Dance Company. Photo: Richard Dean, 1998. Lighting: Peter Mumford

Current work
Current and recent dance collaborations include work with the choreographers Siobhan Davies, Ashley Page, Richard Alston, David Bintley, David Nixon, Javier de Frutos, and Ian Spink.

His work is nowadays fairly equally divided between dance/opera/drama and to a lesser extent film/TV. He also sometimes directs in the theatre, most recently co-directing with choreographer Ian Spink, Ravel’s operas L’Enfant et les Sortileges and L’Heure Espagnol for Opera Zuid in Holland. He won the 2003 Olivier Best Lighting Award for The Bacchae (RNT production dir. Sir Peter Hall).

For all work enquiries please contact Peter’s agent Harriet Cruickshank
Tel: +44 (0)207 735 2933
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