Music, Dance, Adventure
The Dance, Music, Adventure concept of visually appealing to the crowd and controlling the way they view the stage is a new idea created by Latvian studio Didzis Jaunzems Architecture. They decided to use the stage not only as a backdrop element but rather to involve it in the act.
The strings of light can be assembled on stage, which then slide like curtains creating the amount of space needed for the specific act, whereas the installation can be arranged into various spatial configurations according to the show. Being able to use the installation in diverse ways that can be bundled together or separately helps in creating an environment that keeps the audience connected with the performers.
The stage space of the opera 10m X 10mX 10m has been rearranged and divided to fit the requirements of the specific act. The space can stay as a Base (homogeneous mass), Curtain (open from two sides), and Tree (gathering point at the center) or distributed throughout the stage like a Forest.
The vertical elements in the installation are made of plastic tubes, which helps the performers by sucking the light in and dispersing it accordingly throughout the stage. DJA (Didzis Jaunzems Architects) creates multiple, separate areas and landscapes for the performers to interact with and explore, also wrapping additional cords around the installation creates a center piece, which also aims to resemble shapes found in nature.
By: Muhammad Umair Siddiqui