Daniel Zika


Daniel Zika

Lighting Designer for Mercy: A Dance for the Forgotten in 2007

Daniel has worked on dance, theatre and festival projects and has collaborated with artists, designers and architects for multi-media exhibitions and presentations around Australia and internationally.

Some of Daniel’s lighting design credits include: Explosion Therapy (Terrapin Puppet Theatre); Beyond the Neck (Argy Bargy/presented by Tasmania Performs); Mercy: a Dance for the Forgotten (Tasdance/Ten Days on the Island); Dream Masons (Salamanca Arts Centre/Ten Days on the Island); The Legend of Ned Kelly (Terrapin Puppet Theatre); Cancelled by Popular Demand (Lambrusco Brothers/Salamanca Arts Centre); Traitors - Green Room Award winner (La Mama/Branch Theatre); Macbeth Exploration (Melbourne Theatre Company); Falling Petals, Svetlana in Slingbacks, Post Felicity and Inside 01 - Green Room Award winner (Playbox Theatre); and Liquid, Red Rain and Quiescence­ by Anna Smith - nominations for 2000 and 2001 Green Room Awards.

Other collaborations have involved Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Victorian College of the Arts School of Dance, Arena Theatre Company, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Hot House Theatre Company, Polyglot Puppet Theatre, Anthill Theatre, Australian Performing Arts Museum and the RMIT School of Architecture and Design.