Costuming Bird of Paradise
Costuming Bird of Paradise by Pioneer Winters
Customizing clothes for dance brings me back to my roots. I had the chance to dress all body shapes and identities. These performers were not your average dance troupe. They came in all body types as well as identities. It allowed me to work with the bodies as moving canvases.
Balance of color and movement through fabric dancing along together in a variety of harmonies and shapes.
Pioneer Winter’s direction is grounded in collaboration with the dancers confidence in their movements in solos, duet and groups pieces.
Playing with colors that intertwined via bodies was a visual delight. It was a real pleasure to work with them all.
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The 3rd rendition was a collection of knits and cut and sewn pieces. Mainly thrifted garments up-cycled to fit their bodies and movements. I worked closely with the dancers making sure they could move freely while keeping the fluidity of the fabrics as an element of their dance.