A good costume intermittently appears and disappears on stage. It’s able to stand out as well as melt into the whole picture. It’s noticed, appreciated, but can move aside to let the choreography or the staging get in first. I don’t like to completely hide performers behind a costume, nor a character. Their own self should always emerge, blurring boundaries between reality and fiction. Sometimes people even say “I didn’t see any costumes“. The design has reached an obviousness that I find very interesting in the performing arts. It can take the shape of contemporary costumes, with ready-to-wear pieces which have a unique plasticity, or through a patina that’s incredibly elaborated, creating a pictorial whole - in all its harmony and ruptures.

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