$elfie$ trailer by Kassandra Powell
Shaheeda Sinckler was the creative director for $elfie$, a production by artist and extraordinaire marikiscrycrycry aka Malik Nashad Sharpe starring Kam Wan. Collaborating with producer Giulia Casalini and set designers sisters from another mister, Sinckler’s main role was to create a concept for the costumes of the promotional video shot by Kassandra Powell and the tour which premiered on the 19th of October at Fierce Festival 2017 and is set to be performed on the 25th of November at The Marlborough Theatre and Pub in Brighton, the 27th of November at Hackney Showroom in London, 29th November at CCA in Glasgow and in 2018 CA premiere at Montreal, arts et interculturels in Montreal, CA.
Robyn Fitzsimons (MUA) working on marikiscrycrycry. Behind the scenes of $elfie$ trailer by Kassandra Powell.
Behind the scenes of $elfie$ trailer by Kassandra Powell
During this project the creative director considered how the movement of the body was present and that the flesh was important. The concept evolved into using mesh fabric to allow the dancer’s bodies to remain visible whilst simultaneously adding a second layer to the movements themselves. Asia Pryztarska was commissioned to create the costumes for the video shoot and the final tour and Claud Veneroni was commissioned as textile designer to design the detailing for the costumes for the final tour.
Photo by Manuel Vason.
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