Dance Costumes!

Trisha Brown Dance Company at BAM Next Wave Festival

I was honored to be asked to design costumes for the October run at BAM. The dance was joyful and active accompanied with live music by Peter Zummo and orchestra.

Because there was a tight deadline i suggested that the 2 artistic directors Carolyn Lucas and Diane Madden (both former Trisha Brown dancers) visit my studio to look at possible fabrics and designs. Diane was leaving for a month long trip the next day so it was suggested we meet that same afternoon after rehearsal. Over a glass of rosé wine I began arranging dress forms and pulling out fabrics to drape over them.

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First look at possible fabric combinations

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Working with fabric colors and textures while Making the costumes felt like Painting to me

details of the finished costumes

Maquette of costumes matched to dancers

Maquette of costumes matched to dancers

Finished costumes

Finished costumes