Ho Wai-On 何蕙安 aka Ann-Kay Lin

Set design gallery 佈景設計圖庫:

The venue is an empty space that can be arranged freely.

劇埸是一個空埸地,好像一間空房一樣,可以隨意設計安排

1. That's how I arranged the venue space: L – stage/performing areas; R – raised semi-circular seating.

    我把劇埸劃分成左半是表演區域,右半是半圆型從高向下的座位。

2. Stage floor is painted to look like pasture. I took a piece of the pasture-like stage floor home as souvenir!

    觀眾居高臨下可見油成像牧埸的舞台地板。演出後我割下一小塊帶走做紀念!

3. This shows the slope of raised seating in proportion to the rest. 圖示觀眾座位的坡度與全埸的比例。

4. Water backdrop 象徵水的天幕

5. Water backdrop and upper stage projection screen 水幕和上面(第二台)的投射幕

6. Projection screen on upper stage 第二台上的投射銀幕    

7. Clouds & trees painted on upper stage/drapes 第二台上的雲和透明垂簾的樹

8. Trees/shrubs painted on mobile transparent drapes 在能移動的透明長簾上畫樹木

9. Angle/measurement of trees/shrubs to be painted 透明長簾上畫樹的角度/尺寸

10. Branches/decoration/tree to be painted on mobile transparent drape 在能移動的透明長簾上畫花草樹木

11. Measurement of clouds, transparent drapes & painting 雲和簾畫的尺寸

12. Transparent drapes with painted trees/branches/grass etc., clouds, rocks & projection screens.

      畫上花早樹木的透明長簾,雲,石,投射幕...等出齊的場景

13. I had wanted water on stage for the scene "Galatea turns Acis into water" but that was not permitted. The heart within heart pattern is made by perspex with leon light underneath to give the illusion of water.     I made many copies of the basic plan to draw on each showing what will be where in relation to the music.

本想在嘉麗蒂亞把阿西斯亡魂變成流水那埸弄出點水來,不獲批准,改在舞台地板用透明塑膠板設計心內有心圖型,下面用光管造成似水幻象。我用這張基本圖在上面畫出在音樂的那一段台上會有些什麼和做些什麼

14. No.1 Sinfonia: Position of drapes, mobile screen, heart within heart floor pattern, water backdrop, clouds, rocks, upper stage tree framed projection screen 開埸時的埸景素描。

15. Another sketch showing set components. 台上各種設計素描

16. Preliminary impression of upper stage projection screen/Polyphemus's eye/tree drapes

17. Mobile projection screens 能移動的投射幕

18. Mobile projection screens measurement 能移動的投射幕尺寸

19. Rock/trapdoor 大石和暗門 Elevation & backcloth 天幕升降

20. Backdrop etc. measurements

21. Measurement of transparent drapes & painting 簾和畫的尺寸


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1. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Performing area & seating arrangement 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》表演空間和座位安排
1. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Performing area & seating arrangement
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》表演空間和座位安排
2. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
A sample of stage floor 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》舞台地板油法
2. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
A sample of stage floor
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》舞台地板油法
3. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Slope of raised seating & the rest
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》觀眾座位斜坡度
3. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Slope of raised seating & the rest
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》觀眾座位斜坡度
4. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Water backdrop
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》似水的天幕
4. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Water backdrop
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》似水的天幕
5. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Water backdrop & upper stage projection screen
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》天幕和第二台的投射銀幕
5. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Water backdrop & upper stage projection screen
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》天幕和第二台的投射銀幕
6. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Clouds & upper stage projection screen
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》雲和第二台投射銀幕
6. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Clouds & upper stage projection screen
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》雲和第二台投射銀幕
7. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Clouds & trees painted on drapes
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》雲和垂簾的樹
7. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Clouds & trees painted on drapes
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》雲和垂簾的樹
8. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Clouds, trees & shrubs on transparent drapes
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》雲和
8. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Clouds, trees & shrubs on transparent drapes
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》雲和
9. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Angles/measurement of trees/shrubs on drapes 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》垂簾樹木角度和尺寸
9. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Angles/measurement of trees/shrubs on drapes
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》垂簾樹木角度和尺寸
10. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Branches/decor/tree on drape 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》垂簾的草木
10. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Branches/decor/tree on drape
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》垂簾的草木
11. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Transparent drapes/tress measurements
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》樹木垂簾尺寸
11. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Transparent drapes/tress measurements
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》樹木垂簾尺寸
12. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
All drapes in place
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》垂簾全景
12. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
All drapes in place
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》垂簾全景
13. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Basic stage plan
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》舞台與埸地基本圖
13. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Basic stage plan
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》舞台與埸地基本圖
14. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Opening scene sketch
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》開埸的場景素描
14. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Opening scene sketch
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》開埸的場景素描
15. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
A sketch of stage components 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》各種舞台上的設計
15. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
A sketch of stage components
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》各種舞台上的設計
16. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Upper stage projection & tress/drapes sketch 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》投射幕與樹簾等素描
16. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Upper stage projection & tress/drapes sketch
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》投射幕與樹簾等素描
17. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Mobile projection screen
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》活動投射幕
17. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Mobile projection screen
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》活動投射幕
18. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Mobile projection screen measurement 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》活動投射幕尺寸
18. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Mobile projection screen measurement
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》活動投射幕尺寸
19. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Trapdoor & elevation
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》活門和升降
19. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Trapdoor & elevation
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》活門和升降
20. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Sky drop etc. measurements 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》天幕及其他
20. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Sky drop etc. measurements
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》天幕及其他
21. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
drape etc. measurements 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》長條垂幕
21. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
drape etc. measurements
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》長條垂幕

Dance-Opera Project  歌舞劇 創作/演出項目

Acis & Galatea 仙侶与巨人

I staged Handel's Acis & Galatea as a dance-opera for the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Acis & Galatea was originally a serenata consisting mainly of da capo arias with short recitatives in between. The continuous repetition of the lengthy first section of each da capo aria made the work dramatically static on stage, and the recitatives did not always give enough time to carry out the stage action suggested by the drama. For this reason, most of the da capo sections were abridged and new characters created (e.g., birds, the genius of the mountains, cupids, muses) to prevent static stage situations. These characters were based on the libretto. Each character was identified by the costume and played by singers and dancers e.g., at the end of Act I, there were four pairs of Acis and Galatea on stage.

At that time, and unbeknown to me, I was much influenced by my childhood memories of Cantonese opera despite my Western Classical music training. Therefore this was probably the very first performance in the world of Handel’s Acis & Galatea staged as a dance opera in the style of Cantonese opera with a Cantonese-speaking cast. This became obvious to me when I looked at the production photos many years later (see below). You can see the full story in my PhD thesis (free download), search for Acis & Galatea in the PDF file.

《仙侶與巨人》是我多年前為香港演藝學院編導和設計的歌舞劇,音樂用韓德爾的《艾西斯與嘉拉蒂娜》,講希臘神話女神愛牧人(仙侶),不愛單戀她的巨人,除了原有的歌唱角色,我根據曲詞加添山之精靈、小鳥兒、小愛神、缪斯女神等等,以戲服代表角色,可由歌者和舞者在不同時候,什至同台演出,譬如四對仙侶同時出現。為了使演出能夠普羅大眾,製作和設計不自覺地受到小時看的大戲(粵劇)和唐片(廣東話電影)的影響,從以下的製作和演出照片和圖片,可見一斑。

The following are performance photos, together with some of my drawings/designs for this production.

NEW UPDATE 7 Sep: Scroll down to new drawings of set/costume/make-up/hairdo/scene design  

Stage design – I arranged the performing space to be like a reversed opera theatre: the auditorium became the main performing stage; the upper stalls became a smaller upper tier stage mounted with a projection screen and the design of clouds; on the sides where the boxes should be were the orchestra in stereo effect – though in the Cantonese opera that I remember instrumentalists were on stage near one side rather than both sides of the wings.

舞台設計: 由於不能在歌劇院演出,我把表演空間設計成顛倒歌劇院:觀眾座位的空間變成演出的空間,大堂座位的地方成為表演的主要舞台;上層攤位成為較小的上層舞台,在那裡有幻燈投影屏幕和裝飾以雲層設計,兩翼廂位成為舞台兩側的立體聲樂隊位 – 雖然在我記憶中粵劇樂器演奏者坐在舞台側而不是在兩翼。

One of my many stage floor plans – The Studio Theatre could be arranged flexibly, and I arranged it to be like a semi amphitheatre so that the audience could have a good view.  The floor of the main stage was painted with a pastoral design with neon lights under perspex as flowing water: a heart within heart signifies the obsessive and passionate love between Acis and Galatea transformed into a more gentle and unpossessive love when Acis is turned into water.

這是我為埸地和舞台的設計的眾多平面圖之一:我把這工作室劇院安排成居高臨下的半圓形劇場,讓觀眾有良好的視野。主舞台的地板漆上田園風味的花樣,中央的心型玻璃板下有霓虹燈如流動的水:心內有心的圖型象徵仙侶的痴狂熱戀,牧人被殺後變化成水,狂戀變柔情。

I was to make use of leftover black and white materials from the previous production. Here is an example of how I comply to the demand: White for Galatea’s aria AS WHEN THE DOVE.

我被要求使用以前的制作剰下的黑色和白色布料。以下是我遵守要求的一个例子:這是仙女唱《鴿子咏叹调》時穿象徵翅膀的白披肩設計。

Further use of black and white leftover materials: Hair scarfs, and dresses with ribbons for the muses; black trousers, white shirts and hair scarfs for the swains.  The screen and projection expand the spatial limitations.

使用黑色和白色布料的戲服設計:三缪斯女神的髮帶圍巾和緞帶連衣裙;牧人白襯衫黑褲和白頭巾。用上方小舞台的屏幕和幻燈投影擴大空間。

Colourful hair scarves – in a fashion that reminded me of Cantonese opera costume (L).

牧人的頭巾類似左圖的粵劇戲妝。


Long colourful ribbons on costumes for the nymphs and Galatea are reminiscent of a type of Cantonese opera costume (image L) that looks good with dance movements.

仙女們五顏六色的頭飾和裙子飄動著彩色長絲帶很適合舞蹈動作,可能是受到圖左粵劇戲服的影響吧。

More use of ribbons: Birds in aria HUSH, YE PRETTY WARBLING CHOIR.

更多使用長絲帶的戲服設計:這两只小黃鳥隨着仙女唱《噓!美麗鳥兒歌唱》而舞。

Shiny headgear – reminiscent of similar headgear in Cantonese opera, and matching the ribbon dresses used during dance numbers.

閃耀的頭飾類似粵劇的閃耀頭飾,和那隨着舞蹈而飄動的長絲帶裙子很相襯。

Cupids: White costumes and wigs.

Cupid was changed into three cherub-like beings when love became the motive for murder: dancers with wigs and horror film Victorian doll-like masks, used for the scene of the death of Acis.

小愛神丘比特:白色戲服、假髮和洋娃娃面具

當愛成為謀殺的動機時,三個小愛神戴上如恐怖片中維多利亞時代的洋娃娃般的面具和白色捲曲假髪,令人不寒而慄,這出現於仙女所愛的牧羊人被殺場景。

Genius of the Mountains: Wig modified and dyed green with a half mask – to create a mixture of an elf and some supernatural creature from Cantonese film.

山之精靈:

這是一個根據曲詞創造出來的角色。頭飾、戲服和造型大概受到我小時看的唐片(廣東話電影)神怪片那些山中小妖,和彼得潘卡通的影響吧

The Cyclops Polyphemus: My design was inspired by fairy tale; and used Cantonese opera headgear, platform shoes and walking on stilts.            

L is a wuchang (Impermanence 無常) that escorts spirits to the Underworld, walking on stilts and wearing a tall hat with the words ‘Seeing this brings good fortunes’ so as not to offend superstitious audiences.

獨眼巨人:

我對這個角色的頭飾戲服和造型有點受到童話插圖,粵劇頭飾,和踩高蹻(如上圖左戴着一見發財高帽的無常)等等的影響。

Polyphemus (L) and one of the Cupids R). Between them is a (hollow) rock to cover the trapdoor, and where Acis is to be killed. Galatea is in the front.

巨人(左)和小愛神(右)。在他們中間是一空心岩石蓋着暗門,愛西斯將在岩石上被殺。嘉麗蒂亞在台前。

ACIS AND GALETEA as colourful ‘big drama' – this is what Cantonese Opera is literally called in Canontese.

把韓德爾的《艾西斯與嘉拉蒂娜》西方古典音樂劇,制作成有点香港口味和有点似大戲(粤劇)的《仙侣與巨人》。

L: Love scene, Acis and Galatea inside heart-within-heart.

嘉麗蒂亞和愛西斯在心內有心的地板上談心。




The eye of Polyphemus appears when the chorus sing WRETCHED LOVERS.

當眾牧人和眾仙女圍繞著酣睡的仙侶唱《可憐的愛侶》時,巨人的單眼在上層小舞台的屏幕出現(他將妒殺仙女的所愛)。


NEW: 7 Sep update 9月6日更新

The following two image galleries contain some of my set/costume/scene design sketches and drawings for "Acis & Galatea" as inspired by childhood memory of Cantonese opera and fairy tales.

以下兩個圖庫是一些我為仙侶與巨人這製作的佈景埸景戲服造型的設計和素描,有些許受到小時看過的大戲唐片和童話插圖的影響。

Costume/make-up/hairdo/scene design gallery 戲服化妝髮型埸景圖庫:

1. Acis & Galatea programme/flyer 《仙侶与巨人》埸刊和傳單

2. Opening scene of Wretched Lovers 可憐的戀人開埸景

3. Damon costume/hairdo sketches 丹蒙(愛西斯好友)戲服髪型素描

4. Male characters, top L clockwise: makeup - swain - Acis - Acis turned into water.

    從左上順時針方向: 男角化妝 - 牧羊人 - 男主角愛西斯 - 愛西斯被殺後變成水

5. A grimly unpleasant Cupid 猙獰小愛神

6. Cupid hairdo/costume 小愛神髮型頭飾和戲服

7. Female characters make-up and hairdo 女角化妝髪型和頭飾

8. Galatea 女主角嘉麗蒂亞

9. Nymphs 女神

10. Polyphemus 單眼巨人

11. Muses and genus of the mountains 繆斯女神和山之精靈

12. Muses 繆斯女神

13. Bird 1 人化的鳥1

14. Bird 2 人化的鳥2

15. Mourning the death of Acis 傷悼愛西斯的死

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1. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA programme/flyer
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》埸刊/傳單
1. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA programme/flyer
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》埸刊/傳單
2. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA "Wretched Lovers"
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》"可憐的愛侶"
2. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA "Wretched Lovers"
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》"可憐的愛侶"
3. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Damon costume/hairdo sketches
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》丹蒙的戏服髪壟素描
3. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Damon costume/hairdo sketches
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》丹蒙的戏服髪壟素描
4. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Male characters make-up/hairdo 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》男角化妝和髪型
4. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Male characters make-up/hairdo
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》男角化妝和髪型
5. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
A grimly unpleasant Cupid
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》猙獰小愛神
5. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
A grimly unpleasant Cupid
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》猙獰小愛神
6. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Cupid hairdo/costume
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》小愛神髮型頭飾和戲服
6. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Cupid hairdo/costume
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》小愛神髮型頭飾和戲服
7. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Female characters make-up/hairdo 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》女角化妝和髪型
7. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Female characters make-up/hairdo
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》女角化妝和髪型
8. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Galatea costume/hairdo 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》女主角嘉麗蒂亞戲服和髪型
8. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Galatea costume/hairdo
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》女主角嘉麗蒂亞戲服和髪型
9. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Nymphs costume/hairdo 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》女神戲服和髪型
9. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Nymphs costume/hairdo
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》女神戲服和髪型
10. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Polyphemus
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》獨眼巨人
10. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Polyphemus
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》獨眼巨人
11. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Muses and genius of the mountains
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》繆斯女神和山之精靈
11. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Muses and genius of the mountains
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》繆斯女神和山之精靈
12. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Muses
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》繆斯女神
12. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Muses
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》繆斯女神
13. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Bird 1 
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》人化的鳥1
13. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Bird 1
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》人化的鳥1
14. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Bird 2
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》人化的鳥2
14. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Bird 2
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》人化的鳥2
15. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Morning the death of Acis
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》傷慯愛西斯之死
15. Ho Wai-On, ACIS & GALATEA
Morning the death of Acis
何蕙安《仙侶与巨人》傷慯愛西斯之死

Galatea and nymph

嘉麗蒂亞(左)和女神

Galatea, nymphs and swains

嘉麗蒂亞,眾牧人和女神

Galatea sings of her longing to two yellow birds

嘉麗蒂亞向黃鳥傾訴相思