Stage prop that emphasizes the movement of the body
This stage umbrella unfolds by taking the two sticks apart, due to the double umbrella construction. Because of this every subtle movement of the body travel through the sticks to the flapping of the wings, which creates a spectacular expressive possibility of on-stage storytelling.
Constructing the Model
It was a challenge to obtain the accuracy needed for making the construction work, when working with wood. The look and feeling of the wood fitted the design perfect though. Three layers of textile give weight to the expression, but also a lightness when movement makes them float on top of each other.
Design process & Inspiration
The design is inspired by the spectacular Chinese Opera, in which color, movement and extravagance are key elements.