costumes for JUMP! Dance Company
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"Trunks" resulted from a collaboration with Providence-based JUMP!. Directed by artist, dance-educator and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter, JUMP! is a youth dance company that encourages its dancers to assume the creative and innovative role of choreographer as well as dancer.

Watching their rehearsals for "Carnival of the Animals", which explored animalistic qualities in humans, I designed these costumes to exaggerate the gestures and postures already present in one of the numbers, "Elephants".

The show was performed in March 2008 at The Carriage House Theatre, Providence, RI, and in July 2008 at Summer in the Square in New York.

"TRUNKS", 2008
Photographs by Annika Schmidt