The starting point for this one was the theme of Identity as viewed through a lens of play. Characters within tableaus, inspired by the Spring Season's 'The Magic Flute' and 'La Bayadere', overlap beneath an umbrella narrative of the transition from Winter through to Spring. We've toyed with the aesthetic of each production – borrowing, morphing and subverting to amplify the surreal.
The scenes within a scene inform the idea of a play within an ‘extraordinary world’, with a glimpse behind the artifice of performance revealing another space somewhere between fantasy and reality.
I've continued to draw on a contemporary fashion aesthetic, working this time with Photographer Tim Gutt, the hugely talented set designer Shona Heath, and Choreographer and Royal Ballet artist in residence Liam Scarlett.
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