Peter and Blue’s Birthday Party
Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore, September 2013
Choreographer: Janek Schergen
Set Designer: Aaron Yap
Lighting Designer: Petrina Dawn Tan
Costume Designer: Aaron Yap
Produced by Singapore Dance Theatre
Peter and Blue’s Birthday Party is the third installment of the “Peter and Blue” trilogy that simply tells about Peter celebrating his 12th birthday in the forest with his non-human friends, which consist of assorted floral and fauna characters. Like in the previous two installments, the backdrop is painted in bright colours and bold strokes to give the ballet a child-like ambience. This time round, however, special emphasis is also placed on intricacy on details; the backdrop is heavily decked with plants, trees and flowers, some in exaggerated proportions, to bring out the enchanting atmosphere of the forest.
As some of the characters in this third installment are recurring characters from the first, the costume design maintains the same fantasy look as in the first installment for the non-human characters: juxtaposition of modern elements with fantasy motifs.