Mikkel Buda Svak

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2004 - 2012Senior Technician
Other
Various (90+ yearly)Middlesex University, Dance Dept.
Lakeview Theatre
2011Technical Production Manager
Theatre
Just DanceRoyal Borough Kensington & Chelsea Council
Chelsea Theatre
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
00:00-00:01Mavin Khoo Dance
Malta Arts Festival
2011Technical Production Manager
Theatre
Dance ShowdownRoyal Borough Kensington & Chelsea Council
Cadogan Hall
2011Lighting Director
Theatre
Cultural ExplosionUchenna Dance
Rich Mix
2010Lighting Director
Theatre
Life AfterUchenna
Bernie Grants Arts Centre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Chair / EnoughC-12 Dance Theatre
Arcola Theatre
2010Technical Manager
Theatre
Outspoken DanceRaw Feat
Sadler's Wells Lilian Baylis Studio
2010Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
Delicately DivisiveC-12 Dance Theatre
The Junction
2010Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
The ChairC-12 Dance Theatre
The Hat Factory
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
Delicately DivisiveC-12 Dance Theatre
Robin Howard Dance Theatre
2009 - 2010Lighting Designer
Tour
The ChairC-12 Dance Theatre
Stratford Circus
2009Lighting & Pyro Technician
Tour
Back in the stockingsCaburlesque
The Old Market
2009Lighting Technician
Tour
Back in the stockingsCaburlesque
The Riverside
2009Lighting & Pyro Technician
Theatre
AladdinWyllyotts Theatre
Wyllyotts Theatre
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
The ChairC-12 Dance Theatre
Zoo Venues
2008 - 2009Production LX & Sound tech
Theatre
Casual cover
Wyllyotts Theatre
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
SpectrumAvant Garde Dance
C-Venues
2009Lighting Designer
Event
Waiting For The FlashMann Friday
Shepherds Bush Empire
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
Outspoken Dance 2009Raw Feat
Hackney Empire
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
Collabo '09C-12 Dance Theatre
Stratford Circus
2009Designer
Theatre
Be Beyond BeingParadigmz
Stratford Circus
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
'One' / Two's a CompanyC-12 / Dance Umbrella
Purcell Room
2008Lighting Director
Theatre
Outspoken DanceRaw Feat
Hackney Empire
2008Stage Manager - translation
Theatre
ManonEnglish National Ballet
London Coliseum and touring
2008Technical Production Manager
Theatre
London Big DanceC-12 Dance Theatre
Pottersfield
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
Cloud Dance FestivalCloud Dance
Courtyard Theatre
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
Entertaining StrangersThe Bridge Training Theatre Company
The Cockpit Theatre
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
MDX Fashion ShowMiddlesex University
Truman Brewery
2008Lighting Designer - Re-light
Theatre
RoadThe Bridge Training Theatre Company
The Cockpit Theatre
2008Production Design
Event
Re-LaunchMann Friday
Astoria 2
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
Dances Then & Now 2008Middlesex University Dance
Artsdepot
2008Production Design
Theatre
Room 101C-12 Dance Theatre
Stratford Circus
2008A/V Operator
Theatre
Party in the PastCaburlesque
Clapham Grand
2008Production Electrician
Theatre
House of AgnesPaines Plough
Oval House Theatre
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
Dance ShowcaseCity & Islington College
Camden Road Theatre
2008Lighting Director
Theatre
One - 'Two's a Company'C-12 Dance Theatre
Stratford Circus
2008Lighting Designer
Event
CANDICity & Islington College
Music showcase event
2007 - 2008Lighting Director
Theatre
VariousC-12 Dance Theatre
The Place
2008A/V engineer/design
Theatre
Big Fat Live BandsWyllyotts Theatre
Wyllyotts Theatre
2007 - 2008Production Electrician/Board Op.
Theatre
VariousThe Bush Theatre
The Bush Theatre
2007 - 2008A/V Operator
Tour
CaburlesqueCaburlesque
Clapham Grand
2007Lighting Director
Other
Gone FishingMann Friday
The Clapham Grand
2007Production Electrician
Theatre
TranceThe Bush Theatre
The Bush Theatre
2007Lighting Designer
Theatre
Dances Then & Now 2007Middlesex University Dance
Artsdepot
2007LD / Technical Coordinator
Theatre
InspiredInspired Dance
Riverside Studios
2006A/V operator
Theatre
Caburlesque Cabaret IICaburlesque
Clapham Grand
2006Lighting Designer
Theatre
Peer GyntThe Bridge Training Theatre Company
Cockpit Theatre
2006Lighting Designer
Theatre
RoadThe Bridge Training Theatre Company
Cockpit Theatre
2006A/V operator
Theatre
Caburlesque Cabaret ICaburlesque
Jacks
2006Technical Coordinator
Event
PAK - Conference EventResCen
Somerset House
2005LD / Technical Coordinator
Event
Summer Festival 2005Middlesex University Student Union
Outdoor 40' Arena Festival Stage
2003 - 2005Artistic Director
Other
VariousNMO Dance Company
2003 - 2005Lighting Director
Tour
VariousMann Friday
Various + Edinburgh Fringe
2003 - 2005Lighting Director / Offline Editor
Film
Vagabond, Super16mm FeatureBlack Solidarity Films
2004Production Designer
Theatre
Zimbabwe RuinsMann Friday
Riverside Studios
2003Lighting Designer
Theatre
StadiumDance Nomad
Robin Howard Dance Theatre / The Place
2001 - 2002TSM
Tour
Hansel & GrethelEnglish Pocket Opera Company
2000 - 2001Consultant
Tour
Pierrot Lunaire TourKaleidoskop Theatre (DK)
Hamburg (D) + others
2001Lighting Director
Film
1,7Holmsteen Films
On Location in Denmark
1999Lighting Technician
Theatre
VariousKaleidoskop Theatre (DK)
1999Dancer
Theatre
KandinskyCombination Dance
Richmond Theatre
1995 - 1999Lighting Designer
Tour
VariousOutpost Productions
1998DSM
Theatre
Pierrot LuniareKaleidoskop Theatre (DK)
1998Lighting Designer
Theatre
Pierrot LunaireKaleidoskop Theatre (DK)
1997Production Designer
Event
WGD-Olympic CityWorld Games for the Deaf (DK)
Øksnehallen + the Olympic City (Copenhagen)
1996 - 1997Consultant
Other
RefurbishmentPakhus 11 (DK)
1996 - 1997Technician and ASM
Theatre
VariousHusets Teater (Denmark)
1996Technical Manager
Event
Bar UtopiaBar Utopia (Denmark)
Main Stage+Second Stage
1996Chief Technician
Event
Labyrinth / VariousLabyrinth (Denmark)
Main Stage+Second Stage
1990 - 1992Projectionist
Other
Cinema Film ScreeningsLudvig Centeret (DK)
1987 - 1990Unicyclist and Juggler
Tour
VariousCircus Changhigh
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2003BTEC Lighting Technician (3day Professionals course)Loughborough College / ABTT
    20013yr Dance Performance / ND/HNDRambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
    1994HTX - Electronics Design (2yr)FTS (Denmark)

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Dataton Trax, Arkaos, Final Cut Pro, ARRI Mirage
    I can operate:
    Grand MA, Yamaha DM1000, ARRI Imagine, ETC Expression, Strand 550i

    Additional Skills

    PAT tester.

    Extensive experience in large image projection and interactive video - currently involved with research into Infra Red masking techniques at Middlesex University, Dance Dept.

    Has also been involved as Lighting Director on a variety of Film and TV productions.

    Additional Information

    Currently employed full time as Senior Technician in the Dance Department at Middlesex University, London, UK.

    Regularly work as Lighting Director for C-12 Dance Theatre, and as Technical Manager for Outspoken Dance.

    Also artistic Director for Afterglow Dance Theatre and Choreografilm. Has in addition worked as an independent LD, DSM and PM for 15 years.

    Previous Lighting and Show Design credits include work for: C-12 Dance Theatre/Stratford Circus, Roskilde Festival (DK), Save Tibet concerts (D), Husets Teater (DK), Kaleidoskop (DK), Pakhus 11 (DK), Amnesty International, Red Cross (DK), World Games for the Deaf (WGD - DK), Man of the Year Awards, EuroPride, Hyperstate, Baby King Productions, Labyrinth (DK), Outpost Productions, Molab, SuEn Butoh company (SE), Base Dance -

    Artists Include: Kosheen, Run DMC, Right Said Fred, Village People, Mann Friday, Baal, Kashmir, Miss Djaxx, Abe Duke; and numerous ballet and dance/performing arts installation artists and touring companies. (Full list available upon request).

    Referees

    Please email for current updated referees if required, as I constantly do freelance work for new organisations.

    About me

    Having worked in theatre and events since the age of 12, I started out as a circus performer working with the unicycle, juggling and magic; and moved from here into technical theatre, specialising in lighting design, but equally experinced in stage management, production management, theatre carpentry, rigging, basic live sound reinforcement and some special effects.

    Through this and my work with physical theatre productions I moved on to train as a professional dancer and choreographer, and have worked as such, side by side with my design and technical work, for the last about 10 years.

    I have as well been involved with the lighting and editing of various professional film productions - mainly shorts and arthouse cinema - and am a skilled off line editor on Final Cut Pro and AVID. Currently employed by Middlesex University my focus is now on the teaching and develeopment of design and technical production; though I can also be found teaching contemporary dance technique at Pineapple Studios in covent garden from time to time, and I continue to do research into the use of interactive lighting and video installations for performance, as well as produce my own choreography and film work.

    Additionally I have worked for many years as a rock/rave lighting designer and continue to work on live events when I have the opportunity.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • Danish
    • English
    • German
    • Norwegian
    • Swedish
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Revue
    • Showcase
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes