Alon Cohen

Lighting designer

Alon Cohen, born in Jerusalem 1970, is a lighting designer, programmer, technical director and consultant. He got involved already as a teenager in stage and performing-arts under his father, a crew member at the local Jerusalem Theatre and eventually got drawn to the trade. Alon Cohen started as a lighting programmer in the early 1990's, specializing in automated lighting. The famous lighting designer Avi Yona (Bambi) Bueno then became his mentor and most important influence. Fascinated by lighting control systems, inspired by Pink Floyd's 1994 live concert and designer Marc Brickman, Cohen applied design works for the local National Theater (Habimah), beat-group Mayumana, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, commercial or corporate events -locally and internationally. He also worked with local choreographers such as Yasmeen Godder and Inbal Pinto, teaching and instructing lighting students, and repeatedly as Bambi's head programmer and assistant. Today Cohen is working with and designing mostly for Sharon Eyal's L-E-V Dance, along with other companies such as recently for Germany's tanzmainz-festival, Royal Opera Stockholm, Royal Opera Gothenburg and Nederlands Dans Theater.

Information as of 2024