Dock Street Theatre, ''Veremonda''


The internationally renowned Piedmontese artist Ugo Nespolo, also set designer and costume designer on this occasion, jokingly poses with a stage painter's brush.He stands in the scenography room that the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti of Modena dedicated to the memory of the set designer Koki Fregni ...
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... where he is supervising the painting of the backdrops in ASC - Sceno canvas of which the whole scenography is constituted.From her sketches, one of which is visible here on the lectern, the production designer Keiko Shiraishi will derive ...
... the numerous backdrops that express the playful and polychrome irony of an absolute protagonist of half a century of Italian contemporary art.Also in this case exhibited with an eclectic language, impregnated with cultural references and never totally classifiable in any of the artistic currents that he mentions.Step back ...
... and here is Keiko Shiraishi grappling with the ASC - Sceno muslin in natural color, chosen for light or colored backgrounds ...
... as in this case, while for dark backgrounds ...
... black muslin is certainly more comfortable.The backdrops have often been used on stage ...
... as a background for numerous framed wings always made of painted ASC - Sceno muslin.
The sketch for the backdrop ''Beautiful Night'' ...
Tragic opera in three acts and a prologue
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
Giulio Cicognini
First night
Venezia, Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo, 28/1/1652 ?
costume design
Light design
John Torres
Scenographical realizations
Keiko Shiraishi
Spoleto Festival USA Scene Shop
Technical direction
Rhys Williams
Stage direction
Stefano Vizioli

Dock Street Theatre di Charleston

Materials used in this production

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

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