But gradually the stage picture became a field of figures - a community, perhaps - moving as if by internal fiat.
The dancers have regrouped and the stage picture has changed.
The audience is left to construct a narrative from the rush of stage pictures and sounds.
From then on, one scene after another is accentuated by stage pictures.
Then the lights come up on the stage picture one more time.
The set became a haze, making it difficult to make out what looked to be vivid stage pictures behind the blur.
Happily, he doesn't; the final stage picture is the best of the night.
She creates memorable stage pictures, with simultaneous action on different levels.
Thus, stage pictures are dictated by an author's details, usually unheard in a play.
We do not, of course, get to watch the dancers in action, let alone see the completed stage pictures.