SwanSong - Lighting

Revision Notes on GCSE Dance - SWANSONG - set study

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  • Created on: 12-11-14 21:00
Who is the lighting director?
David Mohr
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There are two lighting states used, number 1 is....
A blue wash which lights the trio sections sometimes lightening to a grey/white
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The second lighting state is...
Diagonal tunnel of light upstage left. Creates a path for the victim to travel along, light focuses on chair
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What is the key scene where the lighting is noticable?
Section 7 - Final Solo
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How is lighting used in section 7?
Victim dances back and forth along the diagonal of light.
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What is a specific use of lighting at the start of the trio in section 4?
projects a surreal dream-like effect
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In the trio section the blue wash...
highlights the performers, focusing the audience's attention on the dancers
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What is the mood of the "prison" cell which is created through the limited use of lighting?
The blue wash and tunnel of white light gives a dark, un-inviting, claustrophobic feel
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The lighting complements other components such as...
costume and set design - very simple and subtle
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(Continue from card 9) What does this create?
It creates a realistic environment, reminiscent of a prison cell for the dancers and the audience and suggests a context
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How does lighting suggest the time of day?
the whole dance piece is dark except for the lighting coming through the small window
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How does lighting support a theme?
The subtle lazy lighting helps to support the theme of prisoner of conscience and human rights
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What impression does the dark edges of the stage give?
Gives the impression of the confined space within which the victim is interrogated
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Card 2

Front

There are two lighting states used, number 1 is....

Back

A blue wash which lights the trio sections sometimes lightening to a grey/white

Card 3

Front

The second lighting state is...

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What is the key scene where the lighting is noticable?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

How is lighting used in section 7?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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