Fast costume- The freestyle fast costume I was able to take physical movement and develop this into a costume that has movement as well as using a print that was created by movement, 'dancing with paint'.
Slow costume- I was able to create a costume by looking at the motions, movement and shapes that dance creates. By doing this smooth circular motions were able to be developed onto the costume.
Movement and Freestyle disco dancing. In collaboration with Gemini dance school and young dancer, I was able to work closely with my clients and create garments that fit for the client, for a dance festival in Skegness.
A movement is a physical form which can be developed in many ways, freestyle disco dancing has encouraged bizarre movements for years and is full of glitz and glamour. By using the concept of physical movement and looking into the motions that are created I was able to create costumes for this bold dancing style, whilst exploring using print, rhinestones, and fringing. During this project, I was able to dive into the history of freestyle dance and use inspiration from old costumes and develop them into my research to create a modern-day costume with a touch of the past. I have enjoyed being involved in this community/industry and plan to continue this into the future. Dancer: Maddison Hanley, Photographer: Laura Jane Photography, Videographer: Paul Edwin