IPH. If I must die for you
· Stage design for IPH. If I must die for you, play adapted from Jean Racine’s Iphigénie.
Directed by Cie Belladone (Gaspard Baumhauer, Marie Benati, Edouard Dossetto, Margaux Loire, Justine Tintillier)
Lighting design : Alex Dey
Costume design : Sidonie Boiron
Sound design : Titiane Barthel
· This take on Jean Racine’s Iphigénie sets the action in a contemporary and warlike environment. Using low hanging lights and concrete coloured surfaces constrasting with the stage’s blackness, the stage design consists of a limited area which confines and constrains the actors. This space recreates a tunnel’s section with no visible entrance or exit. It creates a suffocating atmosphere in which the characters struggle, stumble and fall due to a series of ill adapted slopes. Conflicts, authority and power balance are exacerbated by this cold unfriendly space.