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Performances

The Cunning Little Vixen

bright orange and white fur-like texture, like a fox tail
Art by Mikayla Reid

ONLINE, Premiering April 23 at 2 p.m. No registration required. Visit our Festival website the day of the event to view the work.

Storytelling and sustainability fold into a vivid presentation from costume designer Mikayla Reid for Leoš Janáček's opera of The Cunning Little Vixen, which is based on Rudolf Tesnohlidek's story. The tale of a vixen and her encounters with the animals and humans around her is by turns tragic and charming, and Reid’s used her design concepts, colors and textural details to weave a story into an interactive website. As she has deployed the tools of her discipline to bring her characters to life, Reid also offers valuable insight about how to make her field more sustainable through use of natural dyes to replace some synthetic colors that are the current industry standard.

Made possible by a grant from the UMass Arts Council.