Nutcraker Set Design

Tamara Lancaster
Mind Map by Tamara Lancaster, updated more than 1 year ago
Tamara Lancaster
Created by Tamara Lancaster about 4 years ago


GCSE Dance (nutcracker) Mind Map on Nutcraker Set Design, created by Tamara Lancaster on 03/17/2016.

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Nutcraker Set Design
1 Prep for a visit (1st)
1.1 3 beds- unsymetrical balance allows focus onto wardrobe
1.2 Grey colouring- drab existence, contrasts the matrons white hat
1.3 Sloping brick layout - suggests sinking building and decreipt
1.4 2 oversized windows- shows height and over powering nature of the building
1.5 Empty branches of trees outside the windows- room is high up , no leaves suggest its winter
1.6 Crack through centre stage - walls crumbling , old building , drab and dirty
1.7 Clock in centre stage - emphasis when the clock strikes 12
2 Frozen Lake (2nd)
2.1 Large circular shape at the back of the stage - shape of eye, imagery that the dancers are being watched through Claras eye.
2.2 Large floating feather above dancers - dream-like , pillow feather , sleeping imagery
2.3 Upstage projection of pale blue and white clouds - nice day , small fluffy clouds
3 By invitation only (3rd)
3.1 Mouth shaped entrance - idea of food into the mouth ( gobstoppers, marshmallows etc ) , pink suggests fun and sugary.
3.2 The flat has blue and pink vertical stripes with clouds on top - connects to previous use of clouds , idea of an ideal world up in the clouds
3.3 Uvula and mouth are covered by a mirror - mirrors are narcissistic ; dance is based on poses and getting ready in the mirrors
4 The wedding party (4th)
4.1 Large wedding cake (upsatge centre) with 12 dancers , Prince Bon Bon is on top layer and the marshmallow girls on the bottom layer - dancers seem small like deocorations
4.2 10 candles , various silver bows - candles are the main form of lighting as the final scene opens
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