Thursday, 7 April 2011

'Nimbus Nymphs'

3 of us were allocated to work on the costumes for the 'Nimbus Nymphs' who first appear on stage dancing inside giant inflatable bubbles made by 3 technical effects students. They were designed by Nina Jovanovic, Gigi Dey and Jennie Poundall. The bubbles pop onstage and the dancers emerge and transform into the nimbus nymphs. Therefore the costumes and wigs had to each have an element of transformation. We created concertina origami shapes which we hand pleated, that were twisted onto the body using magnets, and could be slowly pulled off by the dancers. They then used these origami tube shapes for the next part of the choreography. I made the costume for Nimbus Nymph 3, danced by Rachael Fraser, along with Bea Sweet who was the make up artist and wig maker. 

Adding texture to the suit

Rachael in costume and makeup ready for filming


Filming - Closeups inside bubble



Arranging concertina in a shape on the back using magnets

Finished suit on hand-in day

Bubbles in rehearsal

Concertina arranged on back


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