Metamorphosis of a costume

Metamorphosis of a costume

‘Insubordinate Costume’ PhD research, MA Performance workshop, Goldsmiths, January 2019. Performer: Luigi Ambrosio. Insubordinate costumes subvert the traditional hierarchies of the theatre by becoming the starting point of a performance. Their design imposes on the performers which usually necessitates an alternative, creative approach to space, form and movement.   As part of my PhD research exploring the link between play and scenographic costume, I have developed …

Origami Fortune Teller

Origami Fortune Teller

‘Insubordinate Costume’ PhD research, #Critical Costume 2018 After an indepth survey of the use of scenographic costume in theatre, performance and fashion for my PhD, it was surprising to discover that, with one or two exceptions, the costumes were designed by artists, choreographers, performance artists and fashion designers rather than by costume designers or scenographers.   …

Delineavit

Delineavit

Written and directed by Mauro Gentile, actors: Simona Cavalli, Giulia Moroni, Stefania Vianello, costumes: Susan Marshall. Delineavit focuses on the life and memories of Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway. In an unusual collaboration between costume designer and director, the costume inspired much of the script. Anne Hathaway’s dress is a patchwork of drawings and textile printing on unbleached …

Cocoon

Cocoon

‘Insubordinate Costume’ PhD research, workshop with choreographer and dancer Giulia Moroni. Costumes fulfil a fundamental function in the theatre but are frequently taken for granted unless they contravene the expectations of audience or critics. Designs are usually dictated by practicalities, or placed within the confines of text, directorial notions, predefined choreography or the passive function …