THE SHADOW´S QUADRANT
A performance about the Baroque period and human qualities stolen by the god
The Shadow’s Quadrant is illuminated by the Baroque themes: construction, passion, maze and a focus on the artificial and the beautiful. Created for the big central hall in a town. The audience stands on two storeys of balconies and overlooks the scenery, which at the same time reminds of a baroque garden and a library.
A labyrinthic landscape of four scenes. Four human qualities: sleep, pain, memory, and a voice are stolen by the god who walks on stilts and shoots with bow and arrow. Eleven people with and without physical disabilities act as allegorical figures. A baritone singer, a boy soprano, and a sign language speaker is the triple story teller.
The scenography is an architectural landscape, shaped from baroque gardens with symmetry and geometric configurations.
The music is written as sections of the baroque suite: an allemande, a courante, a sarabande and a gigue. Written for baritone, boy soprano, piano and harmonica.