Dance and Fashion Symposium
Contributor Names
Winestein, Anna
Ray, Ann
Hill, Colleen, 1982-
Rasche, Adelheid
Monden, Masafumi
Eilber, Janet
Marra, Melissa
Pantelides, Katerina
Garafola, Lynn
Mears, Patricia
The fourteenth annual fashion symposium, Dance & Fashion, explored how dance costume has inspired fashion, and how fashion designers have increasingly been creating dance costumes, held at The Museum at FIT on October 23 & 24, 2014.
1. Lynn Garafola, "Beauty and the Ballerina." Lynn Garafola is a professor of dance at Barnard College. She is author of "Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance" and has curated exhibitions on the New York City Ballet and Jerome Robbins.
2. Dr. Adelheid Rasche, "On Dance Fashion and Fashionable Dances: Remarks on the Berlin Dance Scene During the Weimar Republic." Dr. Adelheid Rasche is an art and fashion historian and is currently curator of the Lipperheide Costume Library in Berlin, Germany.
3. Patricia Mears, "From Sylph to Swan: The Tutu and Fashion." Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT, has curated a number of exhibitions, including Elegance in an Age of Crisis, Ivy Style, and the upcoming YSL + Halston: Fashioning the 70s.
4. Janet Eilber and Melissa Marra, in conversation: "Martha Graham and Modern Dance." Janet Eilber is a former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Now its artistic director, she is dedicated to creating new audience access to Grahams masterworks. Melissa Marra is the associate curator of education and public programs at The Museum at FIT. She contributed an essay on Martha Graham to the catalogue of Dance & Fashion and also coordinated production of the book.
5. Colleen Hill, "Ballet Shoes: Function, Fashion, and Fetish." Colleen Hill, associate curator of accessories at The Museum at FIT, explored the history of ballet shoes for the Dance & Fashion exhibition and publication.
6. Anna Winestein, "Russia's Icons of Dance." Anna Winestein is a historian of Russian art and theater and an independent curator. Executive director of the Ballet Russes Cultural Partnership in Boston, she previously was creative director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation.
7. Katerina Pantelides, "Dancing in the City: Balletic Body Image in 1940s New York." Katerina Pantelides is a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her thesis examines how Russian emigre ballet practitioners influenced the appearance and experience of female embodiment.
8. Dr. Masafumi Monden, "In Praise of Sheer Perfection: Ballet, Clothing, and Japanese Culture." Dr. Masafumi Monden lectures and teaches design studies at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He publishes in the areas of fashion, Japan, and popular culture.
9. Ann Ray, "Metamorphosis: From the Dressing Room to the Stage." Ann Ray is a French artist using photography, film, and words in her work. Her four books of photography include "Love Looks Not With the Eyes," which grew out of a 13-year collaboration with Lee Alexander McQueen.
Moving Image
Dance costume
Fashion design
Costume design
Museum exhibits
Dance and Fashion
Ballets russes
Soviet Union
McQueen, Alexander, 1969-2010
Ray, Ann
Ballet slippers
Modern dance
Graham, Martha
Martha Graham Dance Company
Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance
Body image
New York (N.Y.)
Tutus (Ballet skirts)
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