Embodied Costume Design: In-between Real and Imaginary Spaces

This workshop is co-taught by the international interdisciplinary collective BETWIXT with visual artist/ costume designer Charlotte Østergaard (DK) and somatic dance/theatre artist Sally E. Dean (UK/USA). Together they aim to create embodied costume design practices by cultivating the liminal space between body and costume.

This workshop’s approach advocates collaborative imagination, where costume designers and performers co-create the movement and costume together as a live embodied experience. This includes creating an expanded performative scenography – where the performer transforms the design and the design transforms the performer.

Workshop Leader Biography:
BETWIXT is an international interdisciplinary collective
between Charlotte Østergaard (DK) and somatic dance/
theatre artist Sally E. Dean (USA/UK). They have been
professional artists, artistic researchers, lecturing
internationally with published articles for more than 20
years. Betwixt builds upon their individual artistic research.
As artists they are interested in collaborative relationships - between costume and body, between costume designer and choreographer.

Charlotte Østergaard has designed costumes for more than 50 contemporary dance performances several of which have received national and international theatre awards. She has received grants from the Danish Art Foundation and has exhibited at international curated exhibitions. Currently Charlotte is involved in artistic research on costume at The Danish National School of Performing Arts; ‘In Dialogue with Material’. charlotteostergaardcopenhagen.dk

Sally E. Dean has been an interdisciplinary performer, choreographer and teacher - in university, professional and community settings across Europe, Asia and the USA. Her teaching and performance work is highly informed by somatic-based practices, her cross-cultural projects in Asia and her background in both dance and theatre - integrating site, costume and object. She leads the Somatic Movement, Costume & Performance Project (2011), has been supported by Arts Council England and is a MPhil Candidate at Royal Holloway University.

15 06 2019 14:30—18:00
Where DAMU S111