Sunday 11 November 2012

Set design at the Young Vic

I did a workshop at the Young Vic theatre where 10 designers and 10 directors worked together
for two days looking at the relationship between the body of the actor and the space on stage.
We did practical exercises, inspired by the work of the L.E.M., the experimental scenography department of the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. As well as drawing and designing sets we did a lot of very physical work to explore how space can be used. This way of thinking about theatre and space has been very influential on several companies and practitioners, including the work of Complicite . Here is one of the sets I designed, based on the feeling of 'tension'. It has a kinetic element under the triangle that the actors would be able to use.

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