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.