Jenny’s Drama Class Reflection
Is Floor always flat? Do not think the stage, or floor is always flat. The stage will have rake, slope or round places because it creates interesting perspective. It might have a sunken area also.
The cost of Living is 35 minutes physical theatre filmed by DV8 Film directed by Lloyd Newson.DV8 is the british Physical theatre founded in 1986 and breaks the boundaries between drama, dance, film and human body. The director, Lloyd Newson directly describes the social issues about humans’ emotion, interaction and life. Since he was majoring in Psychology, he shows his interest in human issues by merging psychological, social and political perspective. This was filmed in 2000. The short film seems to represent friendship, desire to love, and human life. Rather choosing to do the typical choreography, he presents gesture from ordinary life –such as habitual gesture and cultural gesture – reorganize the performance dramatically. Also It was unique to see the performer with physical disorder- he performs in his way and it looks fabulous and makes him stand out. But what I want to highlight is the performance from 20:00 to 21:00. This is the example of sunken area, I guess. Instead of telling the end of the performance, the performers gradually disappear from the screen climbing down to the sunken area.
Ergo, the stage tells many thing- even the things that the performer can’t tell
Set design, also known as scenography, scenic design, set design or production design is the creation of theatrical, as well as film or television scenery. Scenic designers design sets and scenery that aim to fully immerse the audience in the production.
The pictures below are the examples of his set designs