NACHTLAND Young Vic Theatre
A Christmas Carol Finnish National Ballet watch on ArteTv
Sally Beamish's melodious music perfectly matches not only the movement but also Anne Fleischle's lively costumes. For example, the lightly shiny black top cape of Florian Modan's interpretation of the Spirit of Christmas to Come literally vibrates to the rhythm of Beamish's music, which moves between horror and Christmas joy. Mark Henderson's lighting and Fleischle's stylish sets and video projections give the work its own subtle magic.
'The ambiguity of evil and good, of this world and the next, of the everyday world and the spiritual world... is realised by Anna Fleischle's magnificent stage, which uses a few props such as desks, chairs, window frames and video projections to evoke an oscillation between worlds, reinforced by Mark Henderson's sophisticated lighting direction.'
'Set designer and costume designer Anna Fleischle and Lighting Designer Mark Henderson bring the picture world of old storybooks to the big stage, with their dim shadows and broken colours.'
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