Hypothetical Design Based on the classical Ballet La Slyphide
Set and Costume Design and Ideation
LaSylphide Costume Designs
Act 1 Scene 1
On the eve of his engagement, In which James see's the illusion of the Sylph while being watched by shadow.
Act 1 Scene 2
The Engagement Part with Effie his Fiance and Gurn his best man. The two clans come together to celebrate.
Act 2 Scene 1
The Witch drops a scarf into the cauldron of black liquid, and curses it.
Act 2 Scene 2
Behind a scrim, the shadows are revealed dancing as the witch curses over the cauldron.
Act 2 Scene 3
James has followed the Sylph to the Sylphide where he tries to catch his new Love.
Act 2 Scene 4
The witch hands the scarf to James promising him that the Sylph will become mortal at it's touch. He wraps the scarf around the Sylph and her wings, tattooed to her back, begin to leak black liquid.
Suddenly, the lovers find themselves in a perspex box filling with black liquid as the Sylph falls at the hands of the curse.
Act 2 Scene 4 cont.
Act 2 Scene 5
The box empties and the Sylph has died. She is cleaned of the liquid and taken away by the remaining sylph. Behind the Scrim we see Effie and Gurn have been married.
James calls out to the Clans but they do not recognize him, as he has become as the black shadows, a lost shape on the horizon.
About the Show :
A Lover. A Sylph. A Witch. A re-imagined telling of one of ballets greatest tragedies.
Set in a neo-80's world on the Scottish Moors, James has a vision of an unearthly woman. Already engaged, he finds himself torn between what is real and what is illusion.
Haunted by a witch and dark shadows of sin, he follows the illusion, abandoning reality in a passionate longing for unattainable love.