CANDIDA NICHOLScostume design for stage & film
World Premiere Abu Dhabi, UAE
A Theater Mitu Collaboration
Conceived & Directed by Rubén Polendo
Costume Design: Candida K. Nichols
Lighting Design: Kate Ashton
Mask Design: Lori Peterman
Original Music: Ellen Reid
Set Design: Czerton Lim
Photos: Courtesy of Theater Mitu
Presented by the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in collaboration with The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage
Inspired by the Short Stories of Luigi Pirandello, the film Kaos by the Taviani Brothers & the dance piece Kaos by Martha Clarke.
Text Adapted by Rubén Polendo and Chris Mills.
Theater Mitu folds Pirandello's themes of travel and migration into an emotional landscape of despairing mothers, possessed lovers, trickster scribes and magical craftsmen. Working with the elegant forms of Japanese, Balinese and Arabic traditions, and featuring original live music, this expressionistic piece creates a vivid panorama to delve into the heart of the migrant experience.