Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge
Dynamics, asthetics and sensuality aren’t simply features of dance, but furthermore those of the “Motion Theater”. A theater that combines modern elements with classical ones in order to add suitable significance to this magical art. The logo intertwines the dancers movements and their connections to the theater, so that it appears to be “in motion” at all times. The dancer, their moves and the music create a new sphere due to their everlasting dependence on one another. It seems as if they originate from the theater. Therefore, the logo (on posters) arises in immediate incorporation to the dancer. The expression of the dance as “movement in space” is enforced by elements such as the “floating” typography.
The Rite of Spring
'A sound-responsive sculptural laser installation, performed with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. Arcade installed 50 lasers in the auditorium, and linked each one to an individual instrument. The lasers responded to what each musician played, spatialising the music and turning the entire auditorium into a dynamic forest of sound and light.
The project was produced by the Groninger Forum, as part of Timeshift 2013, a festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s famous composition.’