designer Emily Barrie, who is a wonderful collaborative and in-genius designer who is able to somehow weave together everyones input into the best design. She has worked with some of the most interesting companies in Melbourne and interstate, and her body of work with RAWCUS and Ilbijerri over the past decade has been astounding. Here are 3 Questions:
1: As a designer, what draws you to working with live performance?
As an artist i am drawn to work in live performance by the wonderful, ever changing and evolving nature of live work. I enjoy the pre-production as you explore the possibilities of what could happen, but without doubt, the inclusion of an audience will shift the performance. We can only pre empt the outcome, even throughout a season of a production, the work will continue its own journey.
2: What element (s) of live performance do you most tune into when you are collaborating as a designer?
As a designer, i am drawn in by the experience of creating worlds. I enjoy the collaboration with other Theatre makers and the merging of ideas and departments to create a space or a costume that is comfortably inhabited and supporting of the environment the work desires. Personally i begin with a instinctual ideas sparked by either a concept or a script, and then i reflect mostly on the responses of the performers. I study how they work in the world i have imagined.
3: Why are you working on Hades Fading?
I have worked with both Sandra Long and Nick Verso many times over the past 10 years. I am excited to make work with like minded artists. Hades Fading will give us the opportunity to merge words, music and visuals beautifully. Sandra's choice to involve the use of film really interests me too. I have designed many sets supporting a film element in theatre, however I feel that in this particular context the film and set design have the potential of becoming one, and this is very exciting.
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