ABOUT POCKET ALCHEMY COSTUMING
Costuming is the lovely collision of two things Pocket Alchemy designer Susan Kendal adores: sewing and dance! She fell into this work in a right-place-right-time moment at the age of 19 and has been costuming dance ever since, while work in theatre and film followed eventually. Costuming has proved a most excellent parallel career to her dance work and has slowly but surely become the thing she does more than anything else as a independent contractor in dance and theatre.
“Designing costumes is story telling in the same way that a writer or a director tells a story. The right set may help the actor to create the character, but costume designers do so in a physical, intimate way. Our work goes directly to bringing forth the personality that is written on the page. As costume designers we get under a character’s skin the way an actor does.” – Jeffrey Kurland, designer for 15 Woody Allen films and numerous
Costuming for Contemporary Dance
Costuming for Theatre
Costuming for Film
Below you’ll find the music video for Christa Couture’s “Parasite.” Directed by Adam Garnet Jones and produced by Big Soul Productions, 2012.