Friday, April 2

Set Design ideas for Shamanic Storytelling Show

     The Novaks are Tantra Theater's secret weapon.
     Since the inception of the show Sarah has built backdrops, consulted on costumes, supported the performers and most recently did body painting at the launch party. Last year she won the prestigious golden lingam award, which is essentially our parody version of the academy award, given each season to the "most valuable player."
     The tradition began when her husband Janos crafted the sculpture (after his own anatomy) and used it in his famous personal narrative entitled, "I'm not gay." Janos also rigged the lighting, graced our stage with the full Monty during an religiously controversial re-birthing scene and ultimately crucified himself on an 8 foot wooden cross.
     Admittedly it is not always easy to be in relationship with another artist while collaborating on radical experimental art, but these two are admirable in their willingness to do the deep work, and they are an artistic force to be reckoned with.
      Sarah will be creating a 4x6 foot painting set to fit the famous golden frame that Janos donated last year. The set piece will grace the stage on April 17th and so, we are looking for dreamtime art to resonate with the Shamanic Theme..I'm posting several inspiring pieces by a variety of shamanic artists to align the cast and crew with the concept of the show. I'll post a picture of the finished product when it's done. Enjoy.

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