The performance was created in the offices of the Den Haag City Council. The light design sought to distill the story of the building and create an image that could be used to shape the performance. Upon entering we asked the public to take a number and wait. I used the building’s open walking bridges to create a matrix for the numbers zero through nine. These twenty meter high digits could be combined with the numbers given to the public or the actions of the characters, and be used to move the piece from scene to scene.
"Dogtroep also makes for inventive and creative use of The Hague City Hall. The balustrades at the lift become the balconies of an apartment, each with a different face (and resident). The walking bridges become streets where people try to find their way. From above, looking down on the atrium, the audience gets to see a sleek, streamlined, individualistic society in which a few seem to have lost their path. All these "ideas" are beautifully lit and even the white ice palace takes on the red color of this multi-cultural dynamics!" Cultuurpodium Online
Concept and direction: Henk Schut
Image Makers: Anton Abes, Lieven Slabbink, Leo van der Veen
Light design: Vinny Jones
Photography: Karen Vlieger
Created and performed on location in the Stadsdeelkantoor Centrum, Den Haag, The Netherlands, January 2007.