The Cruelty of Perfection
A contemporary dance performance I directed and designed the costume for.
It is based on the aria 'Con Onor Muore', from the opera Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.
I created a costume able to operate as "set", so it will be the only thing needed for the performance (apart from the performer); this design idea represents how the character is born and raised within the tradition, and how that fact influences her identity and freedom.
· Performer: Shuna Iijima
· Choreographer: Liana Nyquist
· Lighting Designer: Chahine Yavroyan
· Photographer: Alex Traylen