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Thompson, aka BabsLights, is a lighting designer for dance. For
ten years she served as resident lighting designer for Dance Alloy
(Pittsburgh, PA) and designed annually for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
She continues to serve as lighting designer for Halau Hula Ka No`eau
(Kamuela, HI), and Southold Dance Theater (Southbend, IN). She has
been nominated twice for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Artistic
Achievement Awards for lighting design. She is Production Manager
for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Photo of Halau Hula Ka No`eau
Barb runs her own
web site highlighting dance lighting design and Pittsburgh's
local dance events and companies. Visit the site at www.lightingdance.com or drop by the Pittsburgh
Dance Scene and see what's happening in dance in Western
PA. She also maintains a web presence for Halau Hula Ka No`eau.
Photo of Translocations:What
If by Sarah Higgins
Behind the scenes she has worked
with many regional and national companies including Miami City
Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet, and served as production lighting
designer for the 1998 Region Dance America Festival, Northeast
Division, where she had the pleasure of working with Alun Jones.
Photo of Roots/Crossroutes by
Designing original works commissioned
by Dance Alloy allowed her to collaborate with many of today's top
contemporary choreographers, including: Sarah Skaggs, Ann Carlson,
David Roussève, Sean Curran, Elizabeth Streb, Tere O'Connor,
Mark Taylor, and David Dorfman.
Photo of Union Hall
by Cylla Von Tiedemann