|JEFFREY E. SALZBERG
All photos by Jeffrey E. Salzberg
Top photo: Moon Reflections,
choreographed by Victoria Loftin
Other photos: To Turn Again, by Susan Douglas Roberts,
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth
The 1997 Tony Award.
The 1998 Obie. The 1999 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. These are
among the many awards that Lighting Designer Jeffrey E. Salzberg
has never won. He has, however, designed the lighting for theatre,
ballet, and modern dance troupes all over the United States.
Among the companies with which he has worked are the Houston,
Chicago, and Washington Ballets, for whom he has lit such ballets
as Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, and (of course) The
Nutcracker. He has lit such contemporary plays
as Margaret Edson's Wit and A. R. Gurney's Far East.
He recently lit A Shropshire Lad, featuring New York City Ballet principal
dancer Peter Boal, for Manhattan-based Dance as Ever. DanceView
Magazine said of this production, "It was an extraordinarily moving piece,
especially the elegiac last song. . .where the effective lighting (by Jeffrey E.
Salzberg) seemed both to box the dancer in and to elevate him above all
human suffering." The New York Times' Jennifer Dunning called the lighting
for another collaboration with Mr. Boal, "ingeniously atmospheric."
has also served as a design consultant for several theatre facilities.
He is the past president of the Houston Dance Coalition's Board
of Trustees and has participated in the arts funding process
as a grantwriter, a panelist, and a member of the Board of Directors
of the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County. In addition
to lighting design and arts administration, Mr. Salzberg designs web
pages (His portfolio can be seen at www.jeffsalzberg.com). He lives right outside New
York City and views this upcoming season with great anticipation; after
all, this year's Nobel Prizes have not yet been announced.