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OVO 深入探尋了色彩斑斕并充滿了各種生命的生態系統,在這裡昆蟲進行他們的特定行為,并以各種能量模式在特定時刻尋找它們的伴侶。 昆蟲的棲息之地是一個多樣美麗的世界,充滿喧囂的行為和片刻情感的寧靜。

當一顆神秘的卵降臨到它們的窩巢之時,昆蟲們驚詫不已,它們對這個形象的物體充滿了好奇,這個物體代表不可思議的生命和生命的延續。

當一隻體態笨拙、相貌古怪的昆蟲降臨這忙亂的群落之時,它們一見鍾情,美麗的瓢蟲引起了他的注意 – 它們彼此感觸。

OVO 充滿了強烈的反差。 我們腳下一個未知的神秘世界以愛慕與熱情、嘈雜與安靜、和諧與換亂的方式展現在觀眾眼前。 每天,當太陽冉冉升起,昆蟲們便蠢蠢欲動,開始它們新的一天。

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OVO - Set Design

Creating an organic space and interpreting nature

Designer Gringo Cardia drew inspiration from the structures that certain species of insect create when they establish nests and colonies.

Gringo has worked closely on many dance productions with OVO’s director Deborah Colker and they are used to a cross-pollination of ideas. He has contributed content to the show and she has brought ideas to the set design—neither approaches their role in isolation.

The overall setting of OVO is a stylized habitat that is home to the insects. At times it is a forest, at other times, a cave—or it could even be a house. Gringo’s objective was to create an organic environment that could lead to many other places.

The set elements: giant objects in a minuscule world

The show starts with a gigantic Egg on stage, obscuring much of the performance space from view. The mysterious object from the outside world is an inexplicable enigma in the eyes of the insects (and a nod to the monolith from the Kubrick film 2001). This timeless symbol of fertility and regeneration reappears in other forms later in the show, laid by the insects.

The largest set element is the Wall, which is set against the rear of the stage. The performers climb on it, disappear into it and use it as a stage, a platform and a launching pad.

At first, the Wall is concealed by three enormous “Skins” designed to create a sense of depth, and, through holes and openings, to reveal its secret life as a home to the insects as each of the Skins are removed in turn.

Art imitating life

There are almost no straight lines to be found anywhere in the set. True to the organic inspiration of the show, the Wall is curved, and so is the stage. But there is one exception: the Spider’s Web. Real spiders’ webs are made up of straight lines, so this is a case where art imitates life with a nod towards geometry. It is made of strong woven synthetic straps.

Giant props that evoke nature

An enormous 20-ft mechanical Flower appears on stage. The Flower blooms and becomes much more than an overscale prop, it’s a character in the show. Part sculpture, part puppet, part robot, it is seen from the insects’ point of view as a towering, inspiring (and carnivorous!) feature of their environment.

Three tall Poles rising high above the insect world represent the stems of dandelions. The spines on the stems enable the performing artists to climb them like ladders and appear at various levels above the stage, and there are human-powered, self-propelled seeds that move around the stage.

Some facts

  • The Wall measures 60 ft wide by 20 ft tall and is made of just two moveable components. It is supported only on the sides to allow a floor with built-in trampolines to slide in and out like an enormous drawer.
  • The larger of the two Skins covering the world of OVO measures 75 ft wide by 50 ft tall.
  • Three long Poles weighing 80 lb evoke dandelion stalks. Their spines allow artists to climb them like ladders.
  • The Waterfall uses dry ice to recreate water and the morning dew.
  • The Egg, which is inflatable, measures 28 ft wide by 22 ft tall.