Stage Design Department MFA 2018 in stage design
Curator: Tan Zeen
Name: EVITA by Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Stage Design: Jiang Xueying
Eva peron, who is known as the music plays, both the music part and historical background are worth we would finish, this is performance by the Shanghai theater academy music center organizes a drama, when I receive this into play, and I went to see the movie again, also read a lot of information about Eva peron and other different versions of data, let me have a lot of thinking and design concept. Musical charm, in my opinion, not only in the music melody rhythm and form, also is the performance of the overall coherence, and as the choreography, but also should accommodate the consistency in performance, so my whole set is based on transformation, transformation of light as a starting point, hope that the landscape of the actor’s body can through displacement, every scene audiences in different impact on the vision. After communication with the director, the overall design we would like to tell people a story to show the plot, the Argentine both in economy and products is very rich, but after the political change rule and the economy is slipping, as about the Eva peron and experience, so it seems to me at that time, all the boom as a bubble, become short and flashy, my design exaggerated building deconstruction, and the hydrodynamic material to its clean white marble with impurities, and the structure of the push-pull type was indeed black iron framework, can also feel the magnificent social internal complex and darkness.And tavern closed and mixed and disorderly also can suddenly into the line of sight, from the door in every post, a symbol of freedom, peace, but also convenient cast down and role replacement, and the center of the gate is a symbol of desire and power, including that the most important speech and “don’t cry for me Argentina” mural scene through conversion brought forward quickly switch, the whole stage will be coherent with actor switching scenes together, and bring a certain visual change, finally, to restore to the original converting all move to the first scene, let the audience
understand stage behind, also said the story finished, the dream is over.