Costume rehearsal for the performance ‘Spejlbilleder’ (Mirror Images) by Christel Stjernebjerg
‘Spejlbilleder’ is bodily everyday stories about the honest, identifiable and self-ironic woman in 2015.
The costumes emphasize the women’s conflict between self-reflection externally and internally. Visually I have worked with optical illusions such as moiré-effect and distortion illusion, which help to illustrate the characters distorted (mirror) images.
The performance includes a combination of physical theatre, contemporary dance, acrobatics, yoga, pole and air artistry performed by 6 women.
In the movie you see the following 3 characters. The involuntary childless woman, the self-employed business woman and the introvert perfectionistic woman.
The costumes relate to the body and movement, as it is a very physical performance. They are flexible with different textile surfaces in digital knit and analogue print that emphasizes body movements.
The performance, and the last 3 costumes are still under development, and premier date is yet to be determined (in 2016).
“As a textile designer specializing in costumes I think it’s interesting to explore the properties of the textiles to emphasize the performers movements and to tell a story.”
Costume and textile design: Mira Vinzents
Performers: Christel Stjernebjerg, Camilla Marienhof & Anna Kinoshita
Photography: Jonas Drotner Mouritsen & Jens Raunkjær
Editing and color grading: Jonas Drotner Mouritsen
Make-up: Julie Martini Nahmensen
Special thanks to Sarah Maria Volk, Peter Vinzents & Teaterøen