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WSD2017|Appearances
 
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.

Exhibition

Professional Designers

United States of America

Jana Henry Funderburk

Appearances

Category: Costume Design

Design Statement

The 17 minute piece points out the pressures culture puts on women’s physical appearances, and the disregard for their mental health. In the first section, I drew on the representations of beauty we see in media, which are unrealistic for the average woman, yet have somehow become the expectation and the determination of value of the individual. Women wear clothing completely unsuited for daily activities in order to fulfilled expectations. The dancers perform in one high heel to highlight the ridiculous nature and crippling effect of these expectations. In the second section, we see the beauty of the body, moving freely, able to explore relationship. The third section draws on an experience from the choreographer’s personal experience in a teen beauty pageant. She shared her emotionally damaging memories of a contest in which young ladies were judged based solely on their physical appearance while standing flat-footed in a nude leotard. Finally, we see that even when dressed in only a cardboard box, the dancer has outside entities determining how she should look. The kicking of the box represents the rejection of letting others determine our self-worth through our physical appearance.

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Video/Audio

Jana Henry Funderburk

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Email Address: jhenry@millikin.edu

Theatre Company Millikin University

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-12-11

The Premiere Space of Production Albert Taylor Theatre

Author n/a

Director/ Choreographer Angela Fleddermann Miller

Set Designer n/a

Lighting Designer Matthew Albrecht

Costume Designer Jana Henry

Sound Designer Angela Fleddermann Miller