"Trinity" explores the aesthetics of gender and the idea of sacredness in our visual culture, challenging the objectification and iconification of the female form, from the Venus of Willendorf to the Virgin Mary. The performance questions the ethics and politics involved in the representation, mutation and transformation of the female form in our collective visual consciousness, from renaissance art to folklore and pop culture. Brave New Worlds create design-led performance, where the narrative, movement and moments on stage are instigated by an aesthetic concept or visual theme. Valentina Ceschi, Guoda Jaruseviciute and Kate Lane work as Director/Designers using the aesthetics as a form of visual dramaturgy. For "Trinity" they have been collaborating with sound designer Demetrio Castellucci (Dewey Dell) and light designer Darren Johnston (Array).
由視覺設計概念發動的表演，舞台上的敘事及動線，都由視覺的主題或美學概念催生。表演者造型搶眼強烈，服裝材質特殊，每個出場的表演者都像可獨立欣賞的單件雕塑作品。三位創作者同時身兼導演及設計，意欲挑戰女性形象的物品化和偶像化，例如舊石器時代的維倫多夫維納斯（Venus of Willendorf）石像，或聖母瑪利亞的形象。作品探究文化裡的性別美學及其承載的政治和道德意涵。
Brave New Worlds was founded by award-winning theatre maker and performer Valentina Ceschi (Dancing Brick), visual artist and Linbury Prize finalist Guoda Jaruseviciute and pioneering British Scenographer Kate Lane. Valentina Ceschi is a theatre practitioner and performer she trained at the Lecoq school in Paris where she also attended the Laboratory of Movement Studies. Guoda Jaruseviciute is a Lithuanian interdisciplinary artist, graduating from Design for Performance from Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Kate Lane graduated from London College of Fashion’s MA Costume Design for Performance (Distinction) where she won the MA Centenary Award for Costume.
Created and Performed by Valentina Ceschi, Kate Lane and Guoda Jaruseviciute
Sound composed by Demetrio Castellucci
Lighting by Darren Johnston
Produced by Laura Gabrielaityte and the Lithuanian Theatre Agency with the support of Lithuanian Council for Culture and Arts Council England, Middlesex University, Oval House and Barbican Creative Learning.
Photo Credit: Camilla Greenwell