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Graduates Design Fictional Harlem Speakeasy

Deja Bluez
Deja Bluez
Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
04 September 2015

The Panarmonion bar and stage on Lewis Cubitt square was a big highlight of the summer in King’s Cross. One of the stand-out events was BirdGang Dance Company’s Deja Bluez.

The production featured a fictional Harlem speakeasy, mixing contemporary hip hop, burlesque and Victorian vaudeville.

Cherrie Lau and Denisa Dumitrescu – graduates of our BA Performance, Design and Practice course – created the set. Merging the feel of a Victorian pleasure garden with a Harlem club, it incorporating decorated CDs, feathers and fabrics. LCF Costume Design graduate Sasha Lu used sequins and beads to turn the singer’s dress into a constantly changing spectacle.

For the project Central Saint Martins collaborated with Argent, who commissioned the stage and bar.

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