John Pawson on stage at Royal Opera House

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John Pawson on stage at Royal Opera House

Architect John Pawson has sent us images of his minimalist set design for the world premiere of Chroma, a one-act ballet presented at the Royal Opera House, London, in November.

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The ballet was choreographed by new Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor and featured music by the White Stripes, orchestrated by John Talbot.

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Pawson's stage design consisted of a simple, articulated white backdrop with an illuminated rectangular void set into it.

Pawson describes the project as "a design for the stage which uses the architectural motifs of inside and outside, entrance and exit, light and shadow, void and plenitude to create a spatially charged environment, which is explored through the medium of the dancers’ bodies."

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The photos shown here are copyright © photographer Richard Davies and used with his permission.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 at 2:02 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • Jarecek

    Delicious, great, surprise, absolutely beautiful!!!

  • http://www.stealingbeauty.net MAx

    Very very good. Video?

  • salma

    great work…simple n so much impressive at same time, u know well what u r doing i think..i’m really satisfied by the design and how as well it presented the dancers successfully..keep going;)

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  • Eli

    I love the play of volume and light. The void appears to have a different volume in the various tones of light while it appears and dissappears like the dancers.
    Also the relationship between the dancers figure and the scale and tone of the space can both blend tohether or be contrasted accordingly.
    In a few words.. its simply perfect!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ganea.adrian Ganea Adrian

    good design!
    the photographer should buy a better camera or and a faster lens because the noise in these pictures is ugly.