Raging Wolfs Crashing Boars

2014

 

Set and lighting design for 狼奔豕突 or 'Raging Wolfs Crashing Boars' produced and directed by Paper Tiger Theater Studio in Beijing.

The play is based on a new script by Paper Tiger's artistic director Tian Gebing, performed by a number of dancers/performers in a form that tries to break down the borders between dance and theatre. The play mocks the contemporary middle class soap opera life and constant earn for status. At the same time it pays homage to this city; its strong characters and vague ideals.

The concept for the stage design is to make light the only material visible on stage apart from the performers. I worked closely with the director to develop various forms of objects with integrated lights that the performers could use in their movements as a form of prop. At the same time the do not play the traditional role of props as they do not represent any objects mentioned in the script, but rather they act as an extension of the performers' bodies. In some cases they become the only source of light and in some cases they are supplemented by stage lighting.

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