SATOSHI OKADA
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THE ZONE

THE ZONE is the title of the contemporary dance show, first performed in the Heath Ledger State Theatre in Perth.

The project was the stage-set design commissioned by the dance company - Co3 Australia. The main theme was illusion pursued through the power of perspective.

The piece of work was realised by numerous dialogues with the Choreographer and Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill, for sharing the imagination of performances. It was inspired by her imagery of a surreal deformation imposed on both a built environment and the sense of community in natural disasters. The stage-set for scenography features two smooth walls placed at a large obtuse angle accompanied by a ceiling inclined toward the tip of the centre, to give it further depth with the effect of prospettiva forzata.

Conscious of the dimension of a human body, the walls are cut horizontally to leave gaps in-between those subtly swollen surfaces. Through such barely perceivable slits, dancers are sneaking in and out of the walls, then release their energy within The Zone. The performance was dramatised by the beautiful live music on stage by the Composer, Eden Mulholland.

LOCATION
State Theatre of Wester Alberta, Perth, Australia
PROGRAM
Stage set up
YEAR
2017 (first performance)
SIZE
100 sqm
STRUCTURE
steel + timber
LEAD ARCHITECT
Satoshi Okada
TEAM
Lucia Rocchelli, Lisa Tomiyama
COLLABORATORS
REALIZATION:
Co3
LIGHTING DESIGN:
Mark Howett
PHOTO CREDITS:
Stefan Gosatti, Co3
PUBLICATIONS
AUSTRALIA: The West Australian, ArtsHub, The Australian, Australian Stage, Seesaw Magazine, The Eastern Reporter Community News, ABC RN
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