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Costuming a staged performance

Costuming a Staged Performance


Costuming can be a great tool of enhancing a performance. The following guidance is just that and the team who organise a production are responsible for deciding what, if any costuming is appropriate. Generally there are four main points to always consider:

a)      Costumes should be appropriate to the item within the show.

b)      Costumes should fit each person well, with care taken over measurements and manufacture.

c)      Costumes should be ironed and maintained for the run of the show, as should all appropriate accessories.

d)      Costumes should be a credit to the Movement ¬≠and should give any possible cause embarrassment to the artists or the audience.

Further points

Ideally everyone would prefer to  keep their own costumes, but before you rush off to do so, consider the following:



Traditionally staged performances have, by custom and tradition, ended in full uniform, these days some shows end in this manner, whilst others choose not to.

Performance week

Below are some top tips for organizing costuming of a performance:


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