Re-design of Maya Plisetskaya's original choreography, based on story by Anton Chekhov. This re-design is set in contemporary Pokrov, Russia (a small, lake-side suburb of Moscow).
Conceptual Design for Setting and Costumes that is socially relevant.
Research conceptual idea and 19th century Russian history, politics, art & design
Research physical needs of dancer and physical movement of dance
Research current socio-political climate in contemporary Russia
Construct visual expression of story structure
Final Designs for Costumes and Set
Visual Expression of Conceptual Story
Rough Sketches of design ideas
Final Design Sketches
Final Presentation of Story and Concept
Studying the dress, culture and space of Pokrov, Russia.
Setting the Concept and Environment
The above image of the lake in Pokrov became the impetus behind the visual journey for this design. Once we meet the youth of the town, we realize that the origins of the lakeside town could no longer provide its youth their aspirations and desires.
As the youth try to escape the town, the vertical core in the backdrop pulls tightly away.
Eventually breaking the core and leaving a jagged hole for our hero's final dance.
Act I (Meet the Youth)
The Moscovites Arrive
Trouble stirs quickly. The city dwellers leave as quickly as they came.
Three Years Later. Nina returns from her affair and stirs Kostya to suicide.