Romeo and Juliet- Ballet
Unrealized Design: Professor Michael Miller
Concept: This set was designed to go with a set of costumes inspired by the lamps and windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany. I wanted the set to be a world that could illuminate these designs, and where light itself was a resource. What I believe the story of Romeo and Juliet needs is a strict and structured world that is contained. Romeo's banishment is worse than death to him, and I wanted a world where that made sense. I chose to set this in an underground cave city- loosely inspired by Tolkein's Mines of Moria. The space was open, vast, and imposing, yet confined by the cave structures. Geodes, stalactites, stalagmites, and rosck structures form the basis of the extracted architectural shapes. The columns would track on and off stage to further refine the space.