Geisha's Miracle invites the public into a unique, surreal universe. The performance moves behind the shiny, serene façade of the Geisha to explore a strange, imaginative and absurd reality. The light design searched for the unique visual language of the piece, merging the precise simplicity of traditional Japanese design with the shiny, bright colours of Cantopop. Strong colour elements emerged from and submerge into bright, diffuse lighting, continually transforming the landscape of the piece. The general light had its own timing, fading between different angles, creating slightly skewed perspectives on the stage image.
"Vinny Jones is responsible for a stunning lighting design of surfaces in soft pastel shades. Her light design gives Geishas Miracle a specific and surreal atmosphere." Joanna Fox, Dans Magazine.
Concept, choreography and performance; Jija Sohn
Co-creation and performance; Yurie Umamoto, Yui Nakagami
Producer; Dansmakers Amsterdam, Dansgroep Amsterdam
Artistic advisors; Suzy Blok, Heleen Volman, Kristin de Groot
Dramaturgy; Charlot van der Meer
Costume design; Rosemarie Allaert
Sound design; Sne Martin Snider
Lighting Design: Vinny Jones
Photography; Thomas Lenden
Premier 30th June 2016, Dansmakers, Amsterdam