The costumes of G.Verdi's "Attila" shown at the solo exhibition of works of Madis Nurms travel back to Kaunas tomorrow, March 13th. Rest of the exhibition will stay opened until March 31st.
The exhibition was opened on March 1st at the Tartu Art School. The exhibition focuses on the role of the designer in theater, the visitors are introduced to the process where sketches, drawings and models form the visual basis of a performance.
Visitors can see the plans of various musical theater productions, material samples and production photos. Of course, one can also find authentic costumes and mock-ups of the stage, where all the scenography is reduced to a quarter of its actual size, and the roles fulfilled by miniature people.
Also one can get an idea of how various objects are made for the stage. You can see closely both the science fiction weapons from the opera "Attila" and the copperhelmet from it’s poster. Visitors can get a sense of environmental awareness in scenography as the costumes out of recycled materials from the opera"Thais" are on display. The usage of contemporary synthetic materials (plastic, rubber, LED lighting) in modern costume creation is also represented.