1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
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Exhibition

Emerging Designers

United States of America

Jeni O'Malley

Dance Revolutions - Proxima

Selected Category: Costume Design

Category: Costume Design

Design Statement

Gerald Casel created a dance that asks questions about human beings – who they are, what they do and how their actions affect the world in which they live. The dancers move with precise agility and intuition to reveal their subconscious selves. Dropping hints of narrative while inviting space for contemplation, the dance delivers multiple levels of interpretation and meaning.
In keeping with Gerald Casel’s process of random movement generation, I modified my design process. Each shape was assigned a number and given a north and south orientation. Numbers were assigned to the parts of the body. Using a random number generating app, I issued shapes to be placed on body parts. The quantity of shapes to be applied to each costume was also randomly generated. The simple silhouette of the black unitard with shapes in negative space further accentuated the natural way dancers group and form negative space on stage.

Jeni O'Malley

eni O’Malley is currently studying Costume and Scenic Design at the University of Minnesota. Jeni works as a freelance theatrical designer in the United States. Some of her past work includes costume design for Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Scene productions of Armida directed by Kyle Lang, and Everest directed by Kathleen Clawson, the University Of Minnesota’s production of Marisol directed by Talvin Wilks, and Theatre Novi Most's’ production of The Seagull directed by Vladimir Rovinsky.
Jeni is extremely proud of her innovation in the process of production design. For the recent production of Marisol at the University of Minnesota Jeni and ther team designed and developed a pair of automated wings. The innovation in design is directly related to the heat memory metal used to articulate the opening of the wings. By using this new material the wings were able to open slowly, dramatically, silently and did truly give the audience a sense of magic and wonder. Jeni breaks down the separations between production departments and reaches out to experts like software engineers, mechanical engineers, studio artists, and anyone else with specialized knowledge to realize difficult production challenges.

Email Address: 1030jeni@gmail.com

Theatre Company University Of Minnesota DAnce

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-12-10

The Premiere Space of Production Rarig Center, Whiting Proscenium Theatre

Author Gerald Casel

Director/ Choreographer Gerald Casel

Set Designer n/a

Lighting Designer Alex Clark

Costume Designer Jeni O'Malley

Sound Designer n/a

Projection and Multi-Media Designer n/a

Other Creative Collaborator/s Original Live Music by Tim Russell