The costumographer: Revolutions in performance pedagogy | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2052-4013
  • E-ISSN: 2052-4021



This visual essay reflects on the impact of costume on dance performance practice and pedagogy, focusing initially on the author’s professional engagement with experimental costume pedagogy and the impact this had on subsequent work. Discussing the transformation of her creative practice through interaction with costume, and most recent collaborative costume performance project , the text proposes the term ‘costumographer’ as a new definition for choreographers and performers working with costume as starting point and principal focus of the performance. It highlights the effect costume can have on the understanding and implementation of the moving and performing body, as well as the devising process and brings awareness to the lack of real costume experiences in dance education, advocating the importance of sharing pedagogies and artistic practices to critique and develop interconnecting art forms relating to performance.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...
  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): choreography; costumographer; education; embodiment; performance; somatic
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a success
Invalid data
An error occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error