Manchester Int’l Festival
Creative Direction, Stage Design
In 2013, WP&A developed a show for The xx’s participation in the Manchester International Festival. Playing for an audience of no more than 50, The xx invited their most dedicated fans to a journey of a performance.
Process & Planning
Starting through a labyrinthine route, the audience entered an unfamiliar space with indistinguishable physics. As the music continued, the ceiling lifted and walls of fabric dropped, dramatically changing the dimensions of the room. A play of contractions and expansions created an emotionally charged, architecturally driven performance.
- Creative Direction: Willo Perron
- Scenic Design: Willo Perron
- Lighting Design: Paul Normandale
- Video Content: The xx