This quartet, my first real dance design, was for me largely a study in color and texture. Cat Miller’s choreography dealt with the relationships between the dancers, which covered long distances in the course of the four minute piece. We were searching for an expansive feeling and a strong, simple way of communicating these relationships with pedestrian clothing that the dancers were comfortable in. The design evolved organically from our search for textures and colors that related to each other in a way we found wordlessly appealing. Heather Pynne‘s lighting design aided greatly in softening and expanding this universe. All photos courtesy of Cha Tori.
Choreographer: Cat Miller
Middlebury College Department of Dance
Senior Dance Concert, April 2011
Costume Design: Emily Jacke
Lighting Design: Heather Pynne
Photos: Cha Tori