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WSD2017|Lady Macbeth
 
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.

Exhibition

Professional Designers

China

Fang Ni

Lady Macbeth

Selected Category: Set Design

Category: Set Design

Design Statement

The set design of the play shows the inner world of the characters of Macbeth, a mirror-like stage, a broken wall and three chairs for all movements of the actors and actresses of the play. The mirror creates a space that makes the stage changeful. The broken wall implies that the heart of Lady Macbeth is like ruins. Her minds and emotions go ups and downs, like that of the edges of the broken wall.

The backs of the chairs are three meters high, creating a sense of pressure. The three chairs represent three men and three witches. The chair also symbolizes power and the red color implies blood, indicating satisfying desires by killing. The relation between the three chairs and Lady Macbeth is also the relation between Macbeth and his wife and the relation between desire and Lady Macbeth. The three chairs are appealing but also oppressive to Lady Macbeth.

Fang Ni

Ni Fang, graduated from Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art, am a stage designer of Zhejiang Xiao Bai Hua Yue Opera Troupe. I have worked with the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and professional art groups such as Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe. My design works cover Kunqu Opera, Yue Opera, drama, opera, Wu Opera, Diaoqiang Opera and etc.. My stage design for Yue Musical Jane Eyre was selected for WSD2009 (World Stage Design 2009). The stage design works for Yue Opera the Sassy Wife of Yang Wanshi and Ten Li of Dowry were selected for the online exhibition of WSD2013. My stage design for Yue Musical Jane Eyre received the Institute Award of 2008 granted by China Institute of Stage Design. The stage design work for Diaoqiang Opera Clean Government Official received the Institute Award of 2011 granted by China Institute of Stage Design. I attended the CISD Nomination Exhibition of Nine Young Designers of Chinese Pioneering Opera of 2016. Typical works of stage design: Kunqu Opera Four Famous Plays by Tang Xianzu, Macbeth, Yue Musical Jane Eyre, Wu Opera Hai Rui Dismissed from Office and etc.. For Lady Macbeth, set design of the play shows the inner world of the characters of Macbeth- a mirror-like stage, a broken wall and three chairs for all movements of the actors and actresses of the play. The backs of the chairs are three meters high, creating a sense of pressure. The three chairs represent three men and three witches. The chair also symbolizes power and the red color implies blood, indicating satisfying desires by killing.

Email Address: xiaobaihua@163.com

Theatre Company Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-12-03

The Premiere Space of Production Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

Author Yu Qingfeng/Qu Zhaojie

Director/ Choreographer Yu Manwen

Set Designer Ni Fang

Lighting Designer Chen Xiaodong

Costume Designer Li Tingyi

Sound Designer /

Projection and Multi-Media Designer /

Other Creative Collaborator/s Technical Director: Ni Guangjin