Roy Lichtenstein Dance Project

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We were asked to use the work of Roy Lichtenstein as inspiration for a dance costume, collaborating with Edinburgh’s modern art museum and Edinburgh college dance students. I was drawn to the pieces of his work that featured his famous ‘Ben-Day’ dots, and with nudes and surrealism. I was keen to explore how he abstracted form and the female body using the dot pattern and I created a costume that reflected this, using 3D forms and pattern to change the appearance of the dancer’s body and altering the audience’s perception of the performance. I designed four costumes, all based around a bodysuit and ‘dot’ head piece. I wanted the four dancers to interact with each other creating a piece that connected all of them; the 3D forms are detachable and I wanted them to be moved around from dancer to dancer altering the appearance of each piece as they moved.



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