Custom Costumes created for Ryan Kattner (Honus Honus), of Man Man, for their 2013-2014 International tour, On Oni Pond.
VALHELLA: The Ragnarøkkoperetta
"VALHELLA: The Ragnarøkkoperetta is the third feature-length rock opera from the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. A dreamlike depiction of the end of the Gods, VALHELLA follows the journey of three crippled sons of Odin as they are tempted and twisted by the progeny of Loki. Using massively-scaled puppets, hand-drawn animation and the most amazing fantasy sets Baltimore has ever seen, these demi-gods will enact their fate to a power-metal soundtrack, annihilating the minds of all who gaze and initiating the foretold apocalypse! From the cloud-realms of Æsir to the bowel-churning depths of hell, prepare yourself for ecstatic fits of epictude!!!"
<br>For more information, visit BaltimoreRockOpera Society.org
Costume design by Naomi Davidoff
The Lemurian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution
"Reality meets fantasy… meets highly evolved alien lemurs!? Mr. & Mrs.
Magoo’s Traveling Trash Puppet Circus proudly presents The Lemurian
Solution: Your Interactive Evolution on September 6, 7, and 8 at
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG).
Many believe that deep inside northern California’s Mt. Shasta resides
Telos, a five-dimensional crystal city of light beings – survivors from the
ancient continent of Lemuria waiting to assist in the human evolution.
Numerous people have experienced and recorded supernatural experiences on
and around the mountain, including UFO sightings, strange lights, and vivid
visions. During Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2012, Mt. Shasta will be
"relocated” to PMG’s incredible labyrinth. Now, for the first time ever,
the walls of the mountain will be opened to the public to visit and
explore! Led by the ring-tails of their Lemurian guides, participants will
weave through the "crystal” hallways to experience a rainbow of interactive
stations where their sensory evolution will take place from the feet up.
Even if you have visited PMG before, you’ve never seen it like this!
Upon entering Mt. Shasta, visitors will be greeted with a welcoming
ceremony by park rangers, introducing them to the great city of Telos.
Illuminated Lemurian guides will then lead participants through their five
multifaceted "evolutionary stations.” Each station is designed to meet a
specific evolutionary step—freeing limbs, releasing fear, opening hearts,
and soaring voices.
Discover how to travel at the speed of light, communicate using a plethora
of strange musical instruments, and don’t be scared of the mysterious and
frightening creature residing deep within the belly of Mt. Shasta. This
performance encourages audience members to join in the adventure and
features amazing giant puppets, incredible visual stimulations, and fun for
all ages! Come join us on this incredible journey where discovery and magic
collide!" - Mr. and Mrs. Magoo's Traveling Trash Puppet Circus
Costume Design by Naomi Davidoff
Lemur tails, helmets, accessories and costume lighting by Samantha Hyman
Samantha Hyman - High Priestess, Ranger (Co-director, puppet and set design)
James Ryan - Ranger (Co-Director, puppet and set design)
Sonni Schwartzback- Blue Lemur
Ada Kulezsa-- Green Lemur
Andrew Benrubi--Red Lemur
Ktty Sharman-Orange Lemur
Jackson Kay - Lighting Design
“Full Bloom”, an entirely woven evening wear collection designed by Naomi Davidoff, utilizes synthetic fiber and discarded plastic to resemble a shell of living beauty. The collection features floral masquerade ball gowns inspired by 18th, 19th, and 20th century silhouettes. Naomi views the 21st century as having unexplored potential for Baroque fashion as dependent on synthetic and recycled material. The collection comments on the longevity of synthetic materials in a rapidly changing environment. In celebration of Spring 2014, this series of decadent gowns was created to remind its viewers that discarded materials should always be used to create, not to waste.
Collaborating artists and performers include costume assistant Kristie Winther and performer Amanda Rife. These gowns were created custom for the Walters Art Blooms Celebration, April 5, 2014, where these three performers will be transformed into poised living statues for the cocktail hour of the event.
Color changing LED Costume created for Laura Blake's performance at First Light Boston, NYE 2013. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.
Costume Lighting by Miles Pekala
"MURDERCASTLE is the latest feature-length original rock opera from the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Set in Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, MURDERCASTLE recounts the disturbing tale of America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes – the empire he created, and the brutal fate of his victims." - Baltimorerockopera.org
Costume design by Naomi Davidoff<Br>Costume Assistance by Sofia Radin<Br> Hair Design by Julie Ruckman<Br> Makeup Design by Danielle Robinette<br>Directed by Barbara Geary
Cirque d’Armoire illuminates the lives of forgotten clothing, toys and dolls, offering a glimpse into the mysterious world associated with lost and cherished items from our wardrobes. The collection draws inspiration from an imagined narrative behind antique objects and toys. The performance lures the audience into a crawl-space from another realm, capturing the playful and heart-warming as well as the somber and bone-chilling presence of the antique porcelain doll.
Phantasma is a collection of garments inspired by surrealism, freakery and circus arts, and living nightmares. The garments reveal an underlying narrative, representing imagined characters from an elaborate night sideshow. The garments contain handmade textiles, manipulated fabrics and unusual textures, which act as a basis for their design. Phantasma exists in a similar way as reoccurring dreams do during our sleep cycle.
The Electric Pharaoh
"The Electric Pharaoh is the 6th original production written and produced by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. This large-scale, science-fiction audio-visual epic will feature a large ensemble, a hybrid rock and electronic live band, extensive multimedia design and a cast of billions. The show will open in the fall of 2014 in Baltimore for two weekends of performance before going to a single weekend of shows in both Philly and DC." - BaltimoreRockOperaSociety.org
Costume Design: Naomi Davidoff
Costume Assistant: Elize Vlasova
Costume Lighting: Miles Pekala
Helmets: Chuck Green
Armor: Matt Beale
"The truth behind Baltimore's spirit animal is finally revealed in this punk/garage-rock parody of a certain Broadway spectacle. Featuring larger than life creatures and costumes, RATS! tells the story of a motley crew of hard-rocking rodents just trying to dance, party and fall in love – but a sinister exterminator has other plans. Can they overthrow this urban villain and take Baltimore back for the little guy?" - baltimorerockopera.org
Naomi Davidoff aims to transfix the imagination by providing original wearable art, performance and semblance to a wide range of audiences. A BFA graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (’13), she is an artisan of many crafts who specializes in fashion and costume design for the entertainment... more