Julie Taymor’s production was conceived as a “fantasia of light and shadow”. Projection is tightly intervwoven with lighting and set elements. The design features starkly contrasty imagery that borrows its appearance from traditional silhouettes, cut outs as well as real flowers, ferns, roots and branches.
The surfaces consist of moving fabrics and wall surfaces and thin air. All projected elements move, sway, rise or fall, blur or sharpen, appear and disappear to give the design a dream like quality.