The Hooded Dresses

The dresses were never meant to be completely identical, as they stand out more with minor but subtle differences. Nevertheless they are all sewn with a tailored empire waistline, that gives the dancer a slightly childish and genderless expression. And it quickly became the dancers own choice what age and gender their character was.

In view of all this, the dancers very quickly moved into a different world. Just the way they entered the stage and lined up in a simple row was strongly influenced by the dress costume. The dress had a tremendous influence on how they moved and how the character evolved. This character the performer found became their story or the story of the dress, which did not necessarily have anything in common with the stories of the other dress characters.


Original idea & concept by Anne Sofie Johannessen