The mise in scene, vital in a saxophone show
The mise en scene is one of the most important parts of any spectacle and it is vital to a sax show. This is because when there are many musicians on stage, as is the case when we have a band performing, the audience’s attention can be dispersed – thus even if there are some elements that are a little slacker than others, the audience will fix their attention on the different solos, meaning that other elements are a little more camouflaged. In a sax show like Anastasia McQueen’s, she is the main figure on stage, and so everything she does has to be perfectly measured and controlled. From the way in which she enters the stage to her garments to whoever accompanies her onstage. To start with, everything depends on the type of piece that she is playing – it is not the same performing in a disco in which she has to inspire the public to dance all night as it is performing in a private party where she has been asked to provide a sax show that is much more measured and minimalist.
A sax show in a nightclub
When one is creating a sax show in a disco, it is necessary to provide people with a real spectacle. The music is very important, and should never stop being the central part of it all, however it is also crucial that the audience feels totally captivated right from the start. Because of this, Anastasia has to become a very special character, using spectacular clothing, using eye catching lights and performing accompanied by other professionals who form part of her sax show. One of the strong points here are the dancers who accompany Anastasia and who lend strength and sensuality to the spectacle.
A minimalist sax show
In a wedding, a private party, or any event in which an elegant yet minimalist sax show is required, the concept changes completely. Here, Anastasia is the protagonist, but above all her sax takes precedence. It is important to take care with the costume, but rather than being spectacular it needs to be more elegant and more in conformity with the event. The music also needs to be attended to in detail, with particular attention paid to the transitions between different segments – for example if the performance develops over a wedding ceremony.