Award-winning costume designer Edit Szűcs returned to the Trafó theatre to present ‘Aura’ , the sequel to last year’s conceptual fashion performance “Por-hüvely”.
Created in collaboration with the Collective of Natural Disasters, the performance highlights the various stages of the struggle between the human body and soul. The result was an incredibly jarring and at times frightful display of intentionally grotesque choreography, crushing sound effects and some rather innovative costumes.
Many of the pieces used throughout the show had interchangeable elements which were transported to the dancers by ropes as they twisted and contorted themselves within their individual cocoons. Other parts of the costumes were, in fact, part of the stage itself. Edit uses minimal colour in her designs which she creates using a mixture of traditional and unconventional materials including rope, plastic and fairy lights. Costumes ranged from floor-length dresses with woven nests attached to the bodice, futuristic pieces covered in coils of rope and transparent plastic tutus.
Budapest Design Week Website.
Edit Szűcs Website.