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An Homage to Bad Costumes

MitchOfTheNorth

An Homage to Bad Costumes
« on: November 26, 2019, 17:38:48 PM »
We went over to Vancouver to watch DD1 dance.  For us costumers, who sometimes feel that our work is fleeting, one choreographer created a work to reflect the dancers previous dance performance experiences - favourite moves, most embarassing moment on stage, worst costume, best costume and their transition from ballet to contemporary.  But the most hysterical parts were listening to the dancers speak about their worst costume ever (we had been instructed to laugh if we found it funny).  Near the end, they all put on old recital costumes and proceeded to improv wildly - the one guy in the group was wearing a hot pink figure skating dress with a black lace overlay that was several sizes too small.  A girl who lives in Vancouver provided the old costumes.  Bad costuming never dies - it lives on in the dancer's memories.
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Iminei

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 18:02:41 PM »
NAH!!!!! You cant leave us like that ....

We need pics! We need pics!!! We need pics (or even better a video) !!!
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MitchOfTheNorth

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 18:11:11 PM »
Unfortunately, Iminei, photography & video were not allowed.
Sewing & fabric collecting are two separate hobbies!

Lollipop

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 19:48:32 PM »
Imagine seeing your own creations up there onstage for this 'homage'.  :|
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MitchOfTheNorth

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 22:03:27 PM »
To be honest, one that I made but didn't design almost made the cut as DD1's worst costume.  Fortunately, she decided on another to describe as the dance company director who designed the costume came to watch.
Sewing & fabric collecting are two separate hobbies!