Sorry for these weird sized images. I just wanted to show you something similar to what I've seen. The stage is framed in these very large illustrated flowers. Very bright colors. It looks like a GIANT cut-outs of the images above...but cohesive. The stage floor is a a diamond pattern that reflects. The "band" is also on stage, but not at all time's from what I've seen. The elephants are massive cut-outs that rise to the top of the canopy. The look very similar to the one I posted. I hate to mention Julie Taymor but Mary Zimmerman and her team are up-to-snuff. I've been to India and I can tell you my jaw dropped when I saw this concept. IGNORE THE LOGO. It looks nothing like the production in any way...well other than to let you know it is not the animated film. I do not know if there is traditional Indian "shadow" puppetry involved but it does have cut-out elements that look like the image above.
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