Karen Norris has extensive experience as a Lighting Designer for Theatre, Dance and Music and Film throughout Australia and Europe. Karen has designed for Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir Street, Sydney Opera House, One Extra Dance Company, Russell Dumas - to name a few.
Based in London and Nice from 1998 to 2008: Will Tuckett Royal Opera House, Liz Lea, Marie Gabrielle Rottie, Mavin Khoo, Sheron Wray DanceXchange, The Place Prize,Valentino Perfume Launch - The Spanish Steps Rome, Irven Lewis Dance UK Tours and Paris, The Orchestra- Portugal, Tindersticks The Royal Court & Glastonbury, The Dreaming - Bangarra Dance Theatre, The John Metcalf Band - Royal Festival Hall and other various European Tours.
In 2000 Karen returned to Australia to light Skin for Bangarra Dance Theatre, where she was nominated for her lighting design. Skin went on to win won best new Production for the Helpmann Awards 2000.
Since returning to Australia examples of her work include; In the Shape of a Girl Sydney Opera House, Love me Tender Matt Lutton Company B Griffin Theatre & PICA , Barefoot Divas Sydney Festival 2012, Something in the Way She Moves Julie-Anne Long, Forseen /Darkroom Narelle Benjamin & Frances Rings-Dance Bites, Terrain & LORE– Sheoak Frances Rings I.B.I.S Deborah Brown and Waangenga Blanco Bangarra Dance Theatre, Dance Science Festival CSIRO, The Art of Music Jenny Morris, On View Sue Healey Dance Massive 2015,Winyanboga Yurringa Andrea James Moogahlin, Seeking Biloela & Kathrada 50/25 and RED Liz Lea Dance, In Glass - Hiding in Plain Sight- CELLA Colours Festival Germany 2017 & Sydney Festival 2018 Narelle Benjamin, NAISDA Frances Rings, Songs Not To Dance To and Champions Sydney Festival 2018 Martin del Amo, On View Sue Healey,KOTAHIAtamira Dance Company NZ 2018, Barbara and the Camp Dogs Belvoir Street Theatre, The Appleton Ladies Potato Race & The last Five Years Ensemble Theatre, Broken Glass Moogahlin Sydney Festival 2018 - The Weekend Liza-mare Syron Moogahlin Sydney Festival 2019 & Kia Mau Festival NZ 2019, Blak Box Urban Theatre Projects Barangaroo 2018 & Sydney Festival 2019, plenty Serious TALK TALK Vicky van Hout, Rainbows End Liza-mare Syron - Moogahlin & Darlinghurst Theatre.