“Intertwine,” the vogue-exhibit, dance recital and charity auction orchestrated in collaboration by Vogue@Brown and Fusion Dance Corporation, brought a lively efficiency to Alumnae Hall this earlier Sunday evening. The party was “the most one of a kind thing that F@B, or Fusion or Alumnae Corridor has at any time completed,” according to F@B Design Head Seabass Immonen ’23.
On the night of Dec. 5, Alumnae Hall boomed with a combine of EDM and orchestral tunes as customers of Fusion sashayed throughout the floor in their F@B-made costumes. 1 dancer donned a purple bodysuit with Lady-Gaga-esque sparkly shoulder pads. A different wore a billowy white tulle skirt with black bows sewn all around it. A third executed with a environmentally friendly woolen beanie and a pink tulle veil.
As 22 dancers in 22 uniquely made clothes whirled about the ground, audience users bounced alongside to the rhythm of the new music. What Immonen called “colosseum-style” seating allowed for an personal viewing encounter. The viewers and performers shared the area, with seating arranged in a circle around the dance floor.
At the close of the 15-minute efficiency, the dancers lined up for a last catwalk. As dancers walked by way of the middle of the circle, audience members were being ready to get a closer look at the clothes that teams of two to four F@B university student designers had made.
Then, every single Fusion dancer reunited with their F@B style and design group for a silent auction where audience associates would have an possibility to bid on their favored parts. Proceeds from the pieces had been split evenly involving the Venture Lets Mutual Help Fund and the F@B Style and design Team’s Spring Collection. Undertaking LETS (Let us Finish the Stigma) will work to provide support and community-building for people struggling “from mental disease, trauma, Incapacity and/or neurodivergence,” in accordance to their web site. Donations for Project Allows were also gathered at the entrance of the effectiveness.
“Intertwine” resulted from a genuine collaboration concerning F@B and Fusion. At the commence of the semester, when Immonen experienced the strategy to collaborate with a dance troupe, Sydney Taub ’22 — who is equally a Fusion member and F@B Vice President and Head of Range, Equity and Inclusion — related him with Fusion.
In accordance to equally Taub and Immonen, the system of creating the clearly show included a good deal of collaboration concerning dancers, choreographers and designers. The designers who volunteered for the task attended a number of of Fusion’s rehearsals and consulted with their assigned dancer about what they preferred their outfits to search like. The F@B heads then picked a selection of tracks that would make the viewers sense like they were at a manner exhibit.
“The designers selected the music for the piece, which is interesting mainly because ordinarily the choreographers would decide on the audio,” Taub reported. “Instead of the tunes informing our movement … the garments are what is trying to advise our movements, mainly because each and every dance is a special piece.”
“Intertwine” was only the second time that dancers executed in their F@B clothes — the 1st getting their gown rehearsal earlier in the week. This, in addition to the improvisational mother nature of the effectiveness, authorized for their actions to be “very true as an alternative of extremely staged,” Taub claimed.
Viewers associates shared this sentiment. Jo Kavishe ’25 claimed that “it felt far more like a cohesive show” than other F@B events or Brown dance performances.
The “combination of freestyle and choreography” permitted the effectiveness to “showcase (each individual garment) by means of improvisation, but there are also moments wherever we all arrive with each other and it’s cohesive,” Taub said. “We get to see how distinctive garments perform on diverse dancer’s bodies equally with their motion type and the way that the garment is composed.”