back in 2005 i had the absolute joy of undertaking my first [formal ie paid for] costume commission.
the production was 'petroglyphs - signs of life' and the company Leigh Warren + Dancers
i designed and made the costumes, twined a large ball of string that became a key prop and devised the poster image.
it was a wonderful experience.
working on 'petroglyphs' led [in 2007] to creating costumes for the West Australian Ballet production 'debris'...dancer Frances Rings [who had joined LW+D for 'petroglyphs'] had been commissioned to choreograph the show and requested to have me as costume designer
now nine years later i have the delight of working with Gala Moody and Michael Carter who were also members of LW+D back in 2005
both now live in Spain but have been in Adelaide this month working with Leigh Warren and State Opera on the Philip Glass Opera trilogy, Leigh's last production before he hands the dance company that he founded some twenty-five years ago to a new artistic director and heads for fresh fields
the morsels on their bodies were part of the blue series i began in New Orleans and continued in Portland [last year]
kicking myself that i skipped taking a photo of Michael in one of these shirt collar pieces
but am hoping that [sooner or later] a moving image will appear on Michael's website
my favourite production so far for Leigh Warren + Dancers
two bodies dancing
about Frances Rings
lastly, clicking on the photo below will take you to a link with more images from Debris
photo above by Jenni Large, borrowed from the Artful management website for purposes of tempting readers toward the link