A new lighting concept for “Orfeo, Euridice”
On November 30th, the interdisciplinary modern ballet performance “Orpheus, Eurydice” was presented at the “Smoke Factory” in Vilnius, a historic 19thc. building hosting a 750 m2 area for events. The premises can accommodate up to 1,000 participants and is 12 m tall.
The performance does not fit into the usual framework of modern ballet – “Ancient history connects various media and opens the door to the complex world of physical sciences”, the organizers said in a press release.
Lights play an important role in this production – the airless space was created by the lighting designer Arvydas Buinauskas.
“I only helped to give meaning to music and dance, they are the most important here,” said the lighting designer after turning off the lights after the performance. – This is my first ballet, a completely different experience that allowed me to understand what it means to show a dancing body in light. I had to learn the subtleties of it, and music and choreography allowed me to immerse myself in the perception of time.”
The design concept followed by the lighting designer was simple but impactful at the same time: purity, cleanness and pastel colors were key concepts.
The Katanas allowed to do clear lighting and highlighting of soloists with a clear-sharp line. Otherwise, Synergy 5 Profile made it possible to properly illuminate the ballet dancers and highlight body language.