Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair Choreographer | Robyn O'Dell
This portrayed the relationship between The Three Witches and Macbeth based on the text of William Shakespeare. The lighting created a mysterious world for the witches to be introduced, while highlighting Macbeth in warmth as he slowly made his way to the witches. Moments of warmth appear during their interactions as the witches bow down to the king. Red was integrated towards the end of the piece to heighten the end of the path the witches have led him down.
Bedimming Choreographer | Brandi Kelley
This piece explored the dark side of manipulation and the progression of a person when they are being "gaslit" by someone. The lighting for this piece began with neutral colors and slowly evolved into a world full of cold textures to heighten the feeling of pressure and darkness as the gaslighting progressed.
Outside In Choreographer | Melanie Lastrina
This piece embraced the emotions of joy, anger, fear, and sadness that a person may encounter. The choreographer embraced elements of theatricality and masked the dancers so they could heighten the emotions with their movements. The lighting inherently relied on angle and color to help create an environment which evoked these emotions.
Beyond My Fleshy Edges Choreographer | Sarina Ramirez-Ortiz
This piece portrayed the expansion of one's awareness to what is around them and their appreciation for their environment. The lighting began with harsher brushstrokes and provided shadows on the cyc and slowly shifted throughout the piece to softness and warmth. In the earlier stages of the piece in which everything is monotonous , the shadows on the cyc were harsh and clear. As the dancers begin to gain awareness, the cyc shadows transitioned to less abrasive shadows.
University of California, Irvine | Claire Trevor School of the Arts Art Director | Molly Lynch Lighting Designer | Marissa A. Diaz Costume Designer | Jane Baek Photos | Skye Schmidt