DWR Distribution along with media partner Pro-System, is pleased to announce that
Patrick Woodroffe will be hosting a one day lighting design workshop on Friday, 21
April from 9am to 5pm at the UJ Arts Centre alongside his colleague and friend, the
talented Roland Greil. Bookings have been overwhelming and there are only a
limited amount of seats available.
This is a unique opportunity as Woodroffe and Greil delve into the history of rock “n’
roll lighting with reference to their colourful career in relation to it. Illustrated with
slides and video, the session will include three case studies, namely The London
Olympics in 2012, Michael Jackson’s show that never was and the recent Adele
Woodroffe is a legend in his time, having lit and directed for artists such as The
Eagles, Lady Gaga, ABBA, Bob Dylan, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Simon and
Garfunkel to mention a few. He has lit productions for opera, ballet and dance
including Vienna State Opera and Finnish National Opera where lighting took the
place of the scenery. With a career that started in the mid-seventies, Woodroffe’s
work has been extensive and it’s near impossible to list it all, but he has lit Les
Miserables and Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concerts for Cameron
Mackintosh, the Queen’s Jubilee concert in 2002 and lighting for Vanity Fair Oscar
parties in Los Angeles for the last 20 years!’
Greil is a freelancing lighting programmer, lighting designer and lighting director
who is no stranger to South Africa, having presented the Bigger Picture Video and
Lighting Workshop at DWR Distribution a year ago. Greil is a multi-talented and
passionate individual who has been responsible for the realization of a variety of
demanding projects and has worked closely with international artists and on
DWR Distribution invites anyone interested to join this unique and very special
• Booking is essential.
• Kindly note that while entry is free of charge, refreshments and snacks will be
sold at the venue.
• Venue: UJ Arts Centre, University of Johannesburg, Corner of Kingsway
Avenue and University Road, Auckland Park.
• Parking will be at the Arts Centre, please use gate 1A.
• Overflow and bus parking will be across the road at 1st years parking and
guests will walk across the bridge.
• Guests requested to please bring identification and their invite should this be
requested by security.
• Bookings can be done online, visit: http://dwrdistribution.co.za/woodroffe/