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  • A wearable origami tank top, for professional dancer Chris to feel "in tune" with the Earth while he dances for Heidi Latsky's company. 

    When initially meeting with all of Heidi  Latsky's dancers in the piece called, On Display, we immediately noticed all the inspirational stories and backgrounds that every single dancer had. When meeting with our dancer, Chris, when asked if he had any superpower in the world what would it be? He responded with the weather. When he asked him why, he said because he wanted to be "in tune" with the Earth, and dancing makes him feel that way. This was the inspiration for our "vibration" vest. Chris said one of his favorite features was his chest, and he also really loves angular cutouts. Our group decided to make a tank top with cut outs, that included laser cut mesh pieces in every cutout. On the front in order for Chris to feel "in tune" with the Earth, we did an origami fold that expands and contracts as Chris dances. 

    We made the undergarment and mesh piece out of latex like spandex material which we laser cut for clean lines. We then sewed those two pieces together to make it one. We made the origami out of thick cotton material and paper in order for it to keep its shape. We then attached each origami piece onto the front of the garment creating this beautiful piece. Chris will be wearing this In Tune Vest in New York for his sculpture garden performance with Heidi Latsky's company. 

  • In this studio we were tasked with creating moveable wearables for both able and disable bodied dancers. These wearables were meant to express sometime of physical or emotional trait that was personal to them in an abstract and unique way.

    The dancer my team worked with was Meredith. In our interview we uncovered many different pieces of her story. However, her belief that dance was the closest thing to flight inspired us most. Once she talked about going up for jumps and feeling like she wouldn't come back down, we decided to create a wearable that would open up to the sky in someway. After experimenting around with different materials, we finally ended up with a skirt made out of vertical arced panels that opened up in an inside out umbrella-type way when she lifted her arms. These panels were all held together by strips of elastic to allow not only an up and down motion, but also a wave as well. Our final piece is made out of acrylic and 3D printed parts to attach the panels on to. We were very pleased to see how its simplistic design was able to achieve such an interesting effect.

  • Starry Spine is a moving wearable for Jerron, a dancer with Heidi Latsky's company.

    Heidi  Latsky asked us to design wearables for her company.  The costumes had  to reflect the dancer's body or personality in some way.  So, we  designed the Starry Spine, a wearable that reflects the movements of  Jerron's chest and spine.  To do this we employed the help of a  3D-printed spine that would move with Jerron's body as well as a fabric  with deliberate tears that would move with Jerron.

    The purpose of  the company is to welcome dancers of all shapes and sizes into dance,  including those with disabilities.  Our project helps compliment  Jerron's dancing and also people with disabilities.  It also raises  questions about Jerron and invites people to learn more about him and  his disability.

  • In collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance, NuVu students, led by Coaches Rosa Weinberg and Jenny Kinard, created 5 sculptural wearables for Heidi and 4 of her performers for an installation of ON DISPLAY. These were debuted this past weekend for a performance as part of the Reelabilities Film Festival. ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed fashion show, offering a commentary on society’s obsession with body image. The installation allows performers and the public alike to fully witness each other.

  • In collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance, NuVu students, led by Coaches Rosa Weinberg and Jenny Kinard, created 5 sculptural wearables for Heidi and 4 of her performers for an installation of ON DISPLAY. These were debuted this past weekend for a performance as part of the Reelabilities Film Festival. ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed fashion show, offering a commentary on society’s obsession with body image. The installation allows performers and the public alike to fully witness each other.

  • As part of the Juxtapose Studio, NuVu students designed five wearables for choreographer Heidi Latsky and four of her performers. These pieces will be worn as part of ON DISPLAY on Saturday, March 4th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the JCC Manhattan (Amsterdam and 76th).

    The event is part of the Reelabilities Film Festival and is free and open to the public.

  • In collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance, NuVu students, led by Coaches Rosa Weinberg and Jenny Kinard, created 5 sculptural wearables for Heidi and 4 of her performers for an installation of ON DISPLAY. These were debuted this past weekend for a performance as part of the Reelabilities Film Festival. ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed fashion show, offering a commentary on society’s obsession with body image. The installation allows performers and the public alike to fully witness each other.

  • In collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance, NuVu students, led by Coaches Rosa Weinberg and Jenny Kinard, created 5 sculptural wearables for Heidi and 4 of her performers for an installation of ON DISPLAY. These were debuted this past weekend for a performance as part of the Reelabilities Film Festival. ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed fashion show, offering a commentary on society’s obsession with body image. The installation allows performers and the public alike to fully witness each other.

  • As part of the Juxtapose Studio, NuVu students designed five wearables for choreographer Heidi Latsky and four of her performers. These pieces will be worn as part of ON DISPLAY on Saturday, March 4th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the JCC Manhattan (Amsterdam and 76th).

    The event is part of the Reelabilities Film Festival and is free and open to the public.