Turning Point Ensemble,
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Eric Satie's Relâche, "an instantaneous ballet in two acts," with René Clair's film Entr'acte, conducted by Owen Underhill, choreography by Simone Orlando, with objects for performance by Greg Snider. Lighting by Barry Hegland.
This production of Relâche centered on a revolving set of three aluminum frames; two were provided with removable translucent lycra screens, for front or rear projection and shadow-play. The structure revolves on a central fixed pivot during the first act; in the second, it moves freely on casters around the stage.
Greg Snider makes an appearance as Satie at the end of the production, crossing the stage on a Segway, waving to the audience.