July and August 2015 marked my 18th Summer at the Watermill Center. During the course of 5 weeks, we workshopped several future projects, among them a new production of Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, to premiere at Peak Performances at Montclair State University in late 2016, and a new creation based on Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, to be staged outdoors on a beach in North-Eastern Australia in 2018.
swatches / color-story
l-r: black silk mourning crêpe, écru silk gazar, stone-washed silk charmeuse, silk radzimir, padded linen/lurex, white linen, silk taffeta, painted canvas, silk mikado duchesse lamé, silk taffeta, black radzimir, brushed cotton moleskin, cotton twill
Haabneeme Rand, Estonia
a similar view is seen from the doors of the venue at the Noblessner Foundry / the textures and color palette of sunset over the Baltic Sea provided the first inspirations for the costumes for Adam's Passion
detail of the back of a dress in heavily pleated silk radzimir
detail of the cuff of a bias-cut sleeve in stone-washed silk charmeuse, in the process of being finished; the surface texture is similar to a mole's fur.
Adam's Passion is the first collaboration between American artist and theatre-director Robert Wilson and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt; premiering 12 May 2015 at the Noblessner Foundry in Tallinn, Estonia. This and following posts document the process of the costume creation from conception to the stage.