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WSD2017|Dialogues of the Carmelites
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Emerging Designers


Yi-Tai Chung

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Selected Category: Lighting Design

Category: Lighting Design

Design Statement

The visual design concept for Dialogues of the Carmelites is minimalism. This story of faith is told with minimalistic scenery. The whole of the set is of a pure soft white with a dark grey backdrop located up stage. In concert with the minimalistic style, the lighting design approaches the visual through an expressionistic aesthetics for Dialogues of the Carmelites. The design focuses primarily upon the atmosphere of scenes and the expression of the character emotions. The consideration for the objective time of day and locations are secondary elements visually. In terms of lighting design technique, the color palette is of low-saturated color. Cooler and warmer color tones are used for shaping mood and indicating the relationship between scenes. A wide variety of lighting angles illuminates the actresses internal states accordingly, and clear directions of light source present the philosophy that light and shadows are equally important.

Yi-Tai Chung

Yi-Tai Chung is an international theatre lighting designer. Chung received his B.F.A. degree from Taipei National University of the Arts and is currently a M.F.A. candidate in Design and Technology with a focus in lighting design at the University of Texas at Austin. He has designed lighting for plays, dances, operas, short films and commercial events. His most recent theatre lighting designs include Twelfth Night, Lost Girl (Texas Theatre and Dance) and Dialogues of the Carmelites (Butler Opera Center). Expanding his understanding of light, he continues his exploration of art through photography. His recent photo projects include Exploration, Beneath the Scene, and Visualizing Invisible Cities - Taipei. To see his work, please visit: yitaichung.com.

Email Address: yitaichung@gmail.com

Theatre Company The University of Texas at Austin

The Premiere Date of Production 2016-04-21

The Premiere Space of Production McCullough Theatre

Author Francis Poulenc

Director/ Choreographer Robert DeSimone

Set Designer David Molina

Lighting Designer Yi-Tai Chung

Costume Designer Michaele Hite

Sound Designer /

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Matt Smith

Other Creative Collaborator/s Conductor: Kelly Kuo