Theatre costume

1988 (made)

Mr Pearl

S.3173:1&2-2010 T&P

Stage costume by Mr Pearl for a male Orchid in Percy Circus by Matthew Hawkins, 1988.

Stage costume by Mr Pearl for a male Orchid in Percy Circus by Matthew Hawkins, 1988. [theatre costume] Tight-fitting foam padded costume with high collar. Pink/purple satin exterior and green satin interior decorated with coils of orange sequins. [theatre costume] Green lycra bodytights. The crutch-fastening bodytights cover the dancer's head, body, arms and hands. The head is decorated with a face, eyes and mouth picked out in green sequins. On top of the head is a green sequined stigma and three stamen attached.

Stage costume for a male Orchid, designed by Mr Pearl for Percy Circus by Matthew Hawkins, 1988. Matthew Hawkins' dance company toured the show Percy Circus in 1988 and 1989 with four dancers who appeared as orchids. These costumes were reused in the 1994 dance piece Matthew and Diana on Manoeuvres.

Given by Matthew Hawkins and Mr Pearl

Location: In Storage

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