COSTUME IN MOTION--a guide to collaboration for costume design and choreography Releasing May 26, 2021 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER at Routledge and from most online book retailers. Book by E. Shura Pollatsek Photography by Mitchell D. Wilson
A guide to all stages of the collaboration process between costume designers and choreographers, documenting a wide range of approaches to the creation of a dance piece.
Featuring interviews with a diverse selection of over 40 choreographers and designers, in-depth case studies of works by leading dance companies, and stunning original photography, the book explores the challenges and creative opportunities of designing for the body in motion. Filled with examples of successful collaborations in contemporary and modern dance, as well as a wide range of other styles, Costume in Motion provides costume designers and choreographers with a greater understanding of the field from the other’s perspective.
The book is designed to be part of the curriculum for an undergraduate or graduate level course in costume design or choreography, and it can also be an enriching read for artists at any stage of their careers wishing to hone their collaboration skills in dance.
"The well-written and interpreted stories are entertaining quick reads with beautiful photographs by Mitchell Wilson, accessible to old pro and newbie alike" "...pages of clear job descriptions, testimonials of fulfilled and accom-plished professionals, and to seal the deal, photos of working hands and faces—diverse hands and faces... In this masterful comp-osition, each section opens with a clear, accurate, and evocative summary of the area to be covered. Then what follows are frank and frequently funny artisan interview summaries with photos focusing not on the products, but workers at work." TD&T Summer 2017 Review by Emily Gill
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