Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bertolt Brecht
Unrealized designs, 2013
My intent for this project was to create an animated story-book – a Brechtian cartoon - through a vibrant, visually engaging cast based on exaggerated archetypes and characterization. Referencing the principles of Epic Theater, my designs were primarily informed by three things: a two-dimensional aesthetic, a set of symbolic meanings within and between the characters rooted in Eastern Euorpean/Central Asian traditions, and the multi-functionality of the costumes as props and a potential set.
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