I worked with Laura Regensdorf (Columbia ’06) to create the costumes and video for her dance thesis, a contemporary revisioning of Nabokov’s “Lolita.”

The video above played onstage during the dance. The work addressed the novel’s paradoxical juxtaposition of elements perishable and permanent; life-size paperdoll costumes made of DuPont Tyvek and audio tape, combined with a video backdrop of gemstones and honey. Laura’s choreography deftly and aggressively centered the work, at once encompassing ecstatic visions of obscene lust, loss, and desire.