A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:29 Written by  lazandre

Last February, we provided the live interactive/visual effects for Ballet Philippines' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

A ballet in the neo-classical style choreographed by Hong Kong based Carlo Pacis. Noted for its outstanding artistry, structure and invention, Pacis’ work is known here and abroad.

Digibox Creative Team designed the visual effects projected on the stage of CCP's Main Theater (projections on cyclo, white scrim, black scrim, and on the stage set and floor) using Isadora Interactive Software. 

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‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’: A ballet dream come true

Courtesy of Inq.net

By Tats Rejante Manahan
Philippine Daily Inquirer

"A refreshing season-ender for Ballet Philippines came in the guise of William Shakespeare’s  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The ballet, which has been a staple in many international ballet companies, underwent a transformation in the hands of guest choreographer Carlo Pacis, Hong Kong-based dancer, teacher and choreographer.

... The set design by Ricardo Cruz clearly relies on modern technology to pull this through: bamboo-like horizontal pillars running the breadth of the dancing space; flora and foliage executed in Oriental brushstrokes; supported by digital film effects by Digibox’s Laz’Andre Cawagas projected on the proscenium and on the set levels; enhanced by John Batalla’s clean and crisp light design."

 

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BP’s Midsummer Night’s Dream shows new crop of dancers

MSND

"Using the original music of Mendelssohn in the first act and later shifting to the second movement of a violin concerto by the same composer, the ballet was at once magical with the competent lighting design of John Batalla and the set design of Eric Cruz enhanced by highly imaginative video design of Andre Cawagas."