36. Iconic Characters Indwelling in Body and Materia
Moderator Aby Cohen
Contemporary costume practices that combine design and execution based on the reciprocal relationship between body, materials and objects.
This panel explores the scenic intentions of the Costume in Performance, from the analysis of creative processes that shape iconic historical characters of Ester (Hadassah) and Salomé. Costumes that incorporate the protagonists’ social, political and psychological behaviours, also, their powers – one to save lives and the other to kill …
The costumes for Salomé’s Opera are conceived from the fusion of the singers’ bodies with the psychological aspects of the characters. While, to re-present and re-imagine The Ascension of Esther, the paintings by local artist Robert Lenkiewicz are used as a referential starting point for the creative process, since the performance took place on a specific site – the artist’s studio, and a former Anglican church.
● Veridiana Piovezan: Scenic Intentions and Costumes at the Opera Salome (#35)
● Natalie Raven & Dagmar Schwitzgebel: Art History, Adornment, and Agency in The Ascension of Esther (#57)
Keywords body, material, social, agency