Meeting in Graanmarkt 13 with Art Director Bob Verhelst. Bob has been absent from the production lately, so it’s time to bring him up to speed about the latest developments.
Meeting with the visual team. Dreams only go as far as your wallet goes, so budget comes up first. Pieter, heading the now structurally funded B.O.X, has another ten days to hand in his year budget to the Flemish government, which includes our production. All the numbers need to be finalized in a matter… Read more »
During research, we came across Jonathan Safran Foers experimental novel Tree of Codes and discovered it was staged in 2015 as a contemporary ballet by choreographer Wayne McGregor and music by Jamie xx. There’s an extensive review right here. The colorful stage lighting by Olafur Eliasson is extraordinary. This is the kind of mood we’re… Read more »
Meeting with Bob and Lucas to discuss stage design and lighting techniques. There’s a big knot to untie that keeps coming back at us: are we going to use video in our stage design or not? With somewhat abstract lyrics, the songwriters feel the need for a visual hook to hold the story in place…. Read more »
We set up a new date for a meeting with the entire team. In the light of new information on content, structure and musical material, there might be implications for the projection and the lighting techniques. We might want to reconsider our current stage design.