Mary Katrantzou Prints Dance at the ICA
British fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with London-based Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein to design two unique costumes for his dance installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
The retrospective exhibition, entitled Sketches of Regency Living – which opened on June 8 – uses dance and performance to explore and demonstrate Bronstein's interest in Regency architecture.
The graphic, digital prints for which Katrantzou is known lend themselves perfectly to the dancers' neo-classical backdrop. Drawing on her Spring/Summer 2011 collection, the dancers’ costumes feature 3D prints of decadent Regency rooms and windows, with candelabra necklaces and lampshade skirts – all of which reflect the Georgian architecture referenced throughout the exhibition. Their colours and prints represent the interiors and ambience of Regency London.
The performances have been choreographed by Bronstein himself and take place throughout the duration of the exhibition, which runs until 25 September 2011.