Ever since I was a little girl I loved dresses and costumes. The two reasons for that was the ability to make the movement visible in space and on the other hand the transformation of your own movement adjusting to the quality of the fabric. I was intrigued by the idea that even if something is still, like in a picture, we can still see the movement in it. To bring the movement to live I wanted to work with different fabrics and dresses. While at the same time, the fabric would inspirate our movement.
The beauty about fabric, is that it gives you the ability to see air and how it is moved. As once a choreographer said “Dance is moving air”. And not only does it make the movement visible in space, it also enlargers the movement. It becomes an extension of the body. And when the movement of the dancer is finished, the fabric acts like a little time machine, continuing the movement for a second longer, reminding us of the movement, before it becomes part of a memory.
On the other hand, fabric inspires us to move in certain ways. Depending on the quality and even colour it can inspire different kinds of movement. Like a little girl who starts twirling when she wears a wide skirt, so do we in dance.