VELOCITY, dancer-choreographed dance show at DJD, opened this week. For four weeks I worked closely with each dancer to design the costumes for dances ranging from trees, robots, a chimera, and birds (seen here in the finally).
As my first design for dance, it took some time do understand both the physical needs of the dancers and to learn the design aesthetic appropriate for jazz dance. I enjoyed introducing a modern elegance to a company whose wardrobe storage primarily features clothes from shortly after DJD's founding in the nineties.
It was a pleasure working with these dancers - they all did incredible work pushong the limits of their craft and creativity.
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