October 22, 2008

Illustrated boudoir

Finally, a theater group that didn't prohibit photos during a performance! MusicArtes' only request was for people not to use a flash. They should also have asked people to put their little digital cameras in silent mode—the fake shutter sound of the camera of the lady behind me was irritating. I couldn't bring myself to take photos during the performance though—I didn't want to miss any of the lines or songs in Piaf: Love Conquers All, a one-person drama about the life and music of Édith Piaf. It had four shows in Metro Manila, staged at the Francisco Santiago Hall in Makati City. Tomorrow, I will introduce you to the very talented woman who acted and sang for two hours, and designed the costumes and this wonderfully quirky, illustrated set.

stage design of Piaf: Love Conquers All

17 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A lovely stage, nicely captured! And I scrolled down through some of your other great pix too! Love the blues here.

Olivier said...

belle photo, le décor est magnifique

beautiful photography, decor is magnificent

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rob said...

Beautiful set well captured! I'll certainly come back to read about the actress.

Ruby said...

This has come out really well, I love that bright blue colour on the set.

I often wonder why digital cameras do that fake shutter noise - it's really annoying!

jill said...

What a beautiful shot. The colors are wonderful and I'm sure the play left you elated.

Chuck Pefley said...

Very cool set! I liked Edit Piaf. Bet that was a fun show to attend.

marley said...

I like the look of this set, really imaginative. I think this show is on in Londons West End at the moment, but don't quote me on that.

You should of asked the women behind you to silence her camera. A few years ago we went to see the film music of John Williams (ET, jaws, Starwars etc)performed by the Gloucesterdhire Symfonia Orchestra. Two women behind us did nothing but talk. In the end I turned round and asked them to be quite (quite sharply!) It worked. What I really wanted to say was that if I'd wanted to listen to two old women talking I could have gone and sat in a bus stop, but I wasn't that brave!

Webradio said...

C'est vraiment très joli, et le texte est bien avec la photo...

the donG said...

looking forward to this. i never attended one of those shows yet.

Louis la Vache said...

Great capture, Hilda! Piaf is a real icon of French music.

babooshka said...

The set is so surreal. Magnificent colours and a very retro feel.

JM said...

That's a great photo! The colours are awesome! Nice set!

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Halcyon said...

The set is beautiful. I love the colors.

I have put up a picture from my play last week. Not as fancy as this... but still pretty good for a community theater!

Layrayski said...

Haha that must've mean less stress in taking pictures for you! Nice. =)

tr3nta said...

awesome set shot...