Stage Design Department MA 1st year in stage art engineering design and management
Curator: Tan Zeen
Name: THE PALACE OF ETERNAL LIFE
Scriptwriter: Hong Sheng
Stage Design: Feng Yueyi
Instructor: Li Wei
The stage design, it is extracted from Chinese classical paintings—”Xi” as a space-time image, which outlines the geometric spatial vocabulary of palaces, gardens, streets, palaces, wilderness, etc. through lifting and lowering, so it can maximize the cooperation with traditional opera performances on the basis of ensuring safety.The outline of the “Xi” is drawn by the self-luminous material, and its geometric shape increases the illusion of the material boundary, realizing the change from three-dimensional to two-dimensional, and then to three-dimensional. At the same time, it combines sixteen translucent screens that can be pushed and pulled to make the image competently match the performance of the actor, creating a magnificent momentum and strong effect. The graphic lines in the projection, it is the flowing mountains and rivers or the ripples of the inner volatility, and although the final picture presented is a void that erases the meaning of life, it can create a quiet and ethereal Zen beauty, showing a lifelessness. Immortal perfect world.
It is like a major turning to a minor in a musical style. The magnificent atmosphere of the prosperous Tang Dynasty finally transformed into the melancholic and deep rhyme of the late Tang after the rich and colorful mid-Tang style. This historical change is the witness of Li Yang’s love.