Infra: Costume

Infra: Costume


  • Number of dancers: The dance includes four main performers and eleven supporting dancers.
  • Role of each dancer: The four main performers play the roles of outsiders, while the supporting dancers depict the broader society.

Aural Settings

  • Live sound: The dance features live sound effects that complement the recorded music.
  • Recorded sound: The recorded score includes both music and non-musical elements, such as sounds from the environment.
  • Silence: There are moments of silence that enhance the dramatic effects of the dance.

Dance for Camera

  • Camera movements: The camera follows the performers closely, often focusing on individual dancers during their solo parts.
  • Camera angles: A mix of high and low camera angles is used to show the full scope of the stage and provide close-ups of the dancers.

Performance Environment

  • Proscenium Arch: The dance is staged in a typical proscenium arch setting, focusing the audience’s attention on the stage.
  • End Stage: The end stage set-up highlights the depth of the stage and the distance between the performers and the audience.

Choreographer’s Approach

  • Creation process: The choreographer worked closely with the dancers, improvising movements and sequences during rehearsals.
  • Use of symbolism: The choreographer has used various symbolic movements and motifs to express the underlying themes of the dance.

Movement Content

  • Actions: Movements include a combination of fluid, graceful motions and sharp, abrupt actions.
  • Dynamics: The dynamics of the dance vary, alternating between slow, soft movements and fast, energetic sequences.
  • Space: The dancers use all areas of the stage, often dispersing and regrouping in different formations.
  • Relationships: The dancers interact with each other in various ways, sometimes working in harmony and sometimes appearing in conflict.

Structuring Devices

  • Use of canon: The choreographer makes use of the canon structure, with dancers repeating sequences after a delay.
  • Use of contrast: Various sections of the dance contrast with each other in terms of pace, mood, and movement style.
  • Use of repetition: Certain movements and sequences are repeated throughout the dance for emphasis and to create a sense of unity.


  • Segments of the dance: The dance is divided into several distinct sections, each reflecting a different aspect of the central theme.
  • Overall structure: The dance has a clear beginning, middle, and end, with the pace and intensity building towards a climactic finale.