SYNERGY is described as:
"the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual contributions"
essentially meaning: 1 + 1 = 3.
The ZONE style of interpreting is best described as the happy medium between shadowing and platform. Interpreters are costumed and placed in the nearby vicinity of the actors - bringing the language in closer proximity to the action without adding specific blocking for interpreters. This positions both languages as well as the stage action at a more comfortable sight distance. ZONE can be used in conjunction with shadowing during ensemble moments - such as grand dance numbers - or when intimate emotional moments are playing out on stage, keeping the language close but not intrusive of the actors energy. ZONE may also be suitable for shows with complex set designs.
Examples of zone interpreting: