PRÍHODY LIŠKY BYSTROUŠKY - PERFORMANCE DESIGN
‘PRÍHODY LIŠKY BYSTROUŠKY’ (The Cunning Little Vixen) composed by Leoš Janácek is a cross-genre opera originally performed in Brno, 1924. This design, produced in collaboration with director Daniel Slater, responds to Janácek’s dynamic storytelling through the incorporation of contemporary dance and ballet throughout the action on stage. Designed to be staged at the Royal Opera House, the performance concept focuses on the phycological journey of the forester. Beginning in a single archway in a basement tavern, the audience is slowly exposed to a recursive ‘forest’ of archways inhabited by creatures conjured from the foresters subconscious. A combination of traditional painting techniques and projected animations were designed to give the arches a subtle motion that would emphasise the unsettling and fantastical nature of the forester’s dream world.
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