Dance and fashion

Gabrielle brings together dance and fashion in this piece. She was interested in how fabrics can shape and manipulate the human form in dance, and the interplay between a costume, dancer, movement and perception.

The dancer is to be perceived as a geometric abstraction, a figure symbolising the potential of completeness whilst remaining an exploration of the human form.

The bodice is made from rigid matt white leather and the skirt consists of fifty metres of soft net tulle fabric hand sewn on in layers.

Performed at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2012.