Bad Woods – Vintage for mwestdances

I am currently  working on costumes for <<bad woods>> a new dance performance by choreographer Melissa West of mwestdances.  Ms. West recently contacted me about providing a vintage look for her dancers using 1950’s dresses and lingerie.  She described to me a vision of dark and light and mystery.  After conversations and rehearsal meetings we decided on a muted pink, cream and ivory color palette with touches of blue grey.  Cotton day dresses are mixed and layered with lace slips to provide a contrast against the dark woods.

Now the fittings and rehearsals begin in earnest…..


In <<bad woods>>, choreographer/director Melissa West explores the liminal emotive space that resides in the woods. Three dancers build on a soundscape that delves into dualities of light and dark, the night, the mysteries and enigmatic states of wildness that exist within the feminine; the constructs and unraveling of performativity.


«bad woods» by melissa west/mwestdances
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
September 24, 2016
5PM Reception | 6PM Performance + Artist Talk | $10 Admission
Cast: Kiera Bono, Melisande Echanique, Laura Neese.
Music by Tom Bones + Sandra Bentsen.
Lighting: Erik Danielson
Costume Designer: Vivian Vassar of Hey Viv! Retro Clothing

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