LCF Alumna Antonella Petraccaro, MA Costume Design for Performance, recently designed costumes for Fabian Reimair’s, We Are Free, as part of the National Ballet’s choreographics series.
Every year the English National Ballet gives their dancers the opportunity to choreograph a short dance performance, and having worked for the English National Ballet before as a freelance costumier, Antonella was recommended by the wardrobe staff to produce the costumes for Fabian’s show.
Antonella spoke about the opportunity:
“I was very excited to work with the choreographer on his piece and about having my designs showcased by an internationally known company. I also felt very grateful for the support I received from the costume department staff to help create the costumes.”
Antonella was asked to plan the visual concept of the piece in accordance with the choreographer’s vision and physical requirements for the dancers. The job entailed designing and making costumes for 3 female and 2 male dancers.
The designer told LCF News about her passion for costume design:
“I absolutely love designing and creating for the body in movement. I like the challenge and to challenge the body in movement and that is what inspires me and keeps me going.”
Antonella now plans to forge ahead with her costume designing career, working for the National Ballet and the Royal Opera House.