Stage Design Department MA 1st year in stage design
Curator: Tan Zeen
Name: PI, PA, JI OR THE STORY OF THE LUTE
Playwright: Gao Ming
Stage Design: Yang Kaiwen
The kind of scholars like Cai Bojie believe that “Cultivate individual moral character, run the family unison, manage the nation in order, and peace will prevail throughout the universe”. But helplessly, Cai Bojie’s heart yearning conflicted with reality, this is the plight of his life. The whole space is in a state of enclosing, through the refining and organization of the garden gallery to express the patriarchy and imperial power to Cai Bojie’s heart or his virtue of the invasion. Apply the imagery in the poem to it: the grassy futon does not dust, and there seems to be no one on the pine stone. The enclosed platform is designed from low to high to increase the feeling of control and bondage. The space outlined by the beam frame structure in the middle is a metaphor for Cai Bojie’s personal yearning for space.