Over the summer, Nel has been working on The Serpent’s Lust, the snake dance that leads up to the grand finale in our show. The sensual, passionate snake dance is all about female lust, inspired by the original story in ‘Tales of Moonlight and Rain’. A beautiful aristocratic lady seduces a young man and reveals… 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.
Creating moodboards for ‘Rain’, ‘White Peaks’ and ‘The Chrysantemum Vow’.
I created the document ‘Tales on on Moonlight and Rain’. No final concept agreed yet. We talk until late at night and look for a compromise, that is ultimately reached by Nel. We go for the double title ‘On Moonlight and Rain’ and use the Japanese stories as a guideline, without mentioning it explicitly. The… Read more »
Further research on content. We all feel there are interesting subjects on the table (folk music and folklore, baroque instrumentation, fantasmagoria, projection) but we lack a unifying element to tie them all together. At least, lyrically. Which contributes in large part to the show. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking. Early March we need to hand… Read more »