Rosas Danst Rosas : SET DESIGN

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Selection 1 : Floor

DESCRIPTION

A TILED floor with doors behind.

The doors are WOODEN framed with PANES OF GLASS.

Behind the doors there is a CORRIDOR with more glazed doors on the other side.

HOW DOES THE SET DESIGN CONTRIBUTE TO THE NARRATIVE/MOOD/THEME?

The doors and corridor beyond provide a backdrop for the dancers, but also support the theme of space - particularly the idea of background anddepth of space. The dancers are placed in the foreground in front of the doors, but the background behind the doors is lit so that the eye is drawn beyond the movement to the rooms behind creating a 3D effect.

Both set designs support the theme of ‘everyday’ - by using a site specific everyday building rather than a theatrical stage.

 

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Selection 2: Chairs

DESCRIPTION

Set on a DIAGONAL. It is a LARGE HALL with TILED floor. Walls are grey. There are TWO open DOORWAYS, upstage right and in the upstage right corner. Stage left is framed by windows and a corridor beyond. There are 11 wooden chairs, set in formations of 3 x 3 and a 2. All of the chairs are DIFFRENT DESIGNS.

HOW DOES THE SET DESIGN CONTRIBUTE TO THE NARRATIVE/MOOD/THEME?

The hall has a cold and clinical feel to it due to the large amount of tiled surfaces. It is not a welcoming space. This supports the rather regimented and intense mood within the movement in this section. The tiled surfaces are also good for amplifying the human sounds of breath and foot swishes that occur. There is an interesting contrast in the theme of space - a wide open performance space with open doors against dancers who are restricted to their chairs.

Both set designs support the theme of ‘everyday’ - by using a site specific everyday building rather than a theatrical stage.

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