Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri has teamed up with the Works & Process Rotunda Project at the Guggenheim Museum to create the costumes for the upcoming dance performance, Falls the Shadow.
The 30-minute dance performance merges movement and visual art through the use of motion sensors that capture the dancers movements, which are then projected through 3-D mapping. The piece was choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo and created by American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin. When designing the costumes Chiuri and her team took their inspiration from the dancers movements taking care to seamlessly incorporate the motion sensors into their designs. The result is a collection of sleek bodysuits with simple embroidered embellishments, a silvery hue and “J’Adior Christian Dior” ribbons, that are not only stunning but also give the dancers the range of movement necessary to perform.
In a statement Chiuri said:
“I imagined the costumes beginning with the body’s expressive role in dance: they’re skintight and above all support the subtle gestures, flexible poses, and sinuous movements.”
You can see the costumes in action at the Guggenheim Museum on September 4 and 5 when the performance will take place in the museum’s iconic rotunda. Learn more about Falls the Shadow at Guggenheim.org.