As the drama nears its end, the set is slowly moving towards the back of the stage. This is where ExMachina comes in.
New opera called MacBeth Underworld, in response to a commission from Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. The decor, like the story, is haunted by characters both familiar and disturbing, who come to invest and climb the giant central structure of 25 tons.
At ExMachina we even put flames in motion! Playing with fire on stage is a sensible subject, especially when flames move vertically above performers.
Here we faced additional challenges, as the elements were quite unstable by nature, with a minimum rolling base of 18cm height, rolling on a 4% inclined stage. We had to get creative.
Flying large objects along non-purely vertical trajectories raised unusual questions.
When a 10 meter high structure must be rolling on stage, stability must be studied carefully.