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WSD2017|One Hundred Years of Solitude
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.


Professional Designers


Cheng-Wei Teng

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Selected Category: Lighting Design

Category: Lighting Design

Design Statement

One Hundred Years of Solitude was a site-specific production at Qigu Salt Mountain in Tainan Taiwan. It was the novel originally written by Gabriel García Márquez, and adapted to a play by Man-Nong Chou. The location, Salt Mountain, is one of a famous site in Tainan far away from the city, which naturally provide the loneliness that the story requests. With this organic giant natural scenery and wind, sometimes rain and stars in the sky, 25 actors placed on every possible area were just like the paint on the canvas which inspired me as a lighting designer using light and shadow to strengthen the sensory stimulation for the audience. The performance began before the sunset, two hours of the natural lighting transformation was also a story parallel to the play. We manipulated the sun in very early of performance to describe the opening as a huge back ground, then the theatrical light gradually revealed when dark.


Cheng-Wei Teng

I am a freelance theatrical lighting designer now and live in Taipei, Taiwan. I got my MFA from the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance in lighting design and also an alumni of Taipei National University of the Arts Department of Theatrical Design and Technology. Theatre is a place where people tell and get stories. I, as a lighting designer working particularly in theatres, focus on telling stories in a sense of vision with light and shadow, brightness and darkness with other collaborators. It is not just a job to light people and objects but to draw a picture on stage. Several years ago I started developing the decoration of light or illuminant in theatre by using non-theatrical lighting source such as LED tape with pixel map function, which can create a movement of the light. Recently, I’ve designed some productions, such as “Serenade” “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Shakespeare Wild Sisters Group, “Queen Xiao-zhuang and Dorgon“ by GaoGuang Opera Company, “Mulan the Musical” by Tainanier Ensemble and Studio M in Resort World Theatre in Sentosa Singapore.

Email Address: theatrelighting@chengweiteng.com

Theatre Company Shakespeare Wild Sisters Group

The Premiere Date of Production 2016-06-02

The Premiere Space of Production Qigu Salt Mountain, Tainan, Taiwan

Author Man-Nong Chou

Director/ Choreographer Baboo Liao

Set Designer none

Lighting Designer Cheng-Wei Teng

Costume Designer Ba-Huei Jioa

Sound Designer Blare Ko

Other Creative Collaborator/s Choreographer / Sunny Yang
Stage Manager / Dai-Jun Lin