Swansong

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  • Swansong
    • Christopher Bruce- Choreography
    • Christopher Bruce- Costume
      • Guards
        • Military style uniform, they both wear the same thing
          • This shows how they are different from the victim. It gives a sense of them being part of a 'team' and ganging up against the victim
        • Caps with the peaks turned up in 'Tea for Two' section
          • Pretending to be friendly and funny
      • Victim
        • Blue Stretch fabric jeans
          • stretch fabric allows him to move
        • Black jazz shoes
          • Guards
            • Military style uniform, they both wear the same thing
              • This shows how they are different from the victim. It gives a sense of them being part of a 'team' and ganging up against the victim
            • Caps with the peaks turned up in 'Tea for Two' section
              • Pretending to be friendly and funny
          • This means that the tap dancing in the interrogation section can be heard
        • Faded red T-shirt
          • Red could show blood
          • Ordinary clothes show that he is just an everyday person, conveying the message that anyone could become a political prisoner
            • Blue Stretch fabric jeans
              • stretch fabric allows him to move
        • Red clown's nose worn in one section
          • The guards are making fun of him and degrading him
    • Philip Chambon- Accompaniment
    • David Mohr- Lighting
      • footlights
        • create eerie shadows, creating a scary and menacing atmosphere
      • shaft of light from USL to DSR
        • could represent a small high up window, giving the audience the impression that he is in a cell
        • acts as a pathway for the victim
        • could represent freedom as the victim exits the stage towards it, suggesting that he has found freedom in death
      • Blue wash of light
        • creates a dark and unfriendly atmosphere
    • Christopher Bruce- Set
      • Black box set
        • Plain black floor, tabs, backdrop and wings
        • A plain set like this does not distract from the dance
        • The dark and plain set creates the atmosphere of a prison cell
  • Key: light blue= description, purple= contribution to the dance

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