This site specific performance involved more than a hundred performers aged 7 to 80 years old and was performed outdoors nine times over three days. Rosemary Lee and film maker Roswitha Chesher shot the dance film Liquid Gold is the Air during and after the performance.
We worked with the designer Louise Belson to budget, plan and execute the production of the design. We were involved throughout the rehearsal period and during the run of the show to oversee the wardrobe and the installations of the set and props. We had to factor into the finishing of costumes and set both the requirements of the film and the live performance.
The scale of this project required us to demonstrate competence and efficiency in organizing the work and take leadership of a skilled workforce. The logistic of producing 150 costumes made to measure, then fitted or gilding the hands of the 100 performers in 15 minutes and rigging set elements from trees in a public park were some of the exciting challenges we undertook. The journey of the audience and the logistics behind the performance had to take into consideration elderly, children and disabled as well as the changing weather conditions.