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A collaborative performance of Carl Orff's "O’ Fortuna", based on 24 poems from greek mythology.

Carmina Burana

What I did

Creative Direction / Campaign Design

Credit

Eva Surany and Ryan Penn

SUMMARY:
Myself and two other UArts graduates were selected to compete for a winning poster design for both the School of Dance and the School of Music's collaborative performance of Carl Orff's dramatic "O’ Fortuna". Production included a wide array of poster sizes, program cover, and color palette for the set design team.


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SOLUTION:
Rather than work competitively, we worked collaboratively to investigate and research the context for Carl Orff’s piece, interview faculty members from the different schools, create original artwork (monoprints, photography, paintings) and offer feedback throughout the design process — a true demonstration of
cross-disciplinary and collaborative work.
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Burana
Burana
Burana

My initial sketches highlight what I was envisioning from both a visual and typographic
perspective. I really wanted to allow the watercolor marks to reflect the expressiveness and
fluid movements that come to mind when one thinks of dance or musical performances.

Burana
Burana
Burana

The design team produced original abstract monoprints and watercolors, then collaged
them together to form imagery for the poster.

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The color palette and typographic choices reflect the tone, mood and themes of the poems —
the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, and the pleasures and perils
of lust — themes just as relevant today as they were in the 11th and 12th centuries.

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Burana

A snippet of O Fortuna, from the UArts performance of Carmina Burana. The stage lighting
and production were influenced by the assets generated by the design team.

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Burana