Symbolism, Adolphe Appia, &  Edward Gordon Craig
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">"Specific illumination</span></b><span style="font-size:16px;">, introduced by the </span><i><span style="font-size:16px;">lime light</span></i><span style="font-size:16px;"> in the middle of the 19th century, provides a sharp, highly controlled shaft of light. These shafts were used to highlight a small area of the stage, a principle actor, or create the illusion of sunlight (or moonlight)."</span></div> A Brief History of Stage Lighting
<div><span style="font-size:24px;">'It is important to remember that the Symbolist poets used words not as signs to fix and define experience, but as evocations of a reality beyond that perceived by the senses 'enabling the self to escape from its limitations and to expand to the infinite'</span> (Marcel Raymond)". </div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Photo of L'Intruse by Maeterlinck where, "The old, half-blind grandfather thinks he has heard someone enter the house. Soon after, the nurse appears to tell them the mother had died. The intruder was Death."</span></div> The director and the stage
<div>Symbolists would have loved this Olympic performance in China.</div> 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic trailer,500 people dancing in the sky.
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">"I believe in the time when we shall be able to create works in the Theatre without the use of the written play, without the use of actors; <i>Ubermarionette</i> who reach such a state of mechanical perfection that his body [would be] </span><i><span style="font-size:16px;">absolutely</span></i><span style="font-size:16px;"> the slave of his mind." </span><b>Edward Gordon Craig</b></div>
<div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">"Pixel", 2014</span>Pixel is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environment. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus. A show at the crossroads of arts and at the crossroads of Adrien M / Claire B’s and Mourad Merzouki’s universes.Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki Composed by Mourad Merzouki</div> "Pixel" Dance show created in 2014 Pixel is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environement. A work on illusion combining…
<div><span style="font-size:18px;">The Design of Modern Theatre: Adolphe Appia's Innovations</span></div> Chattanooga State Library
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Normal Bel Geddess lighting for <i>Divine Comedy,</i> 1924</span></div>

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