Gods of Love | Tom Roden | Trinity Laban

Choreographer and theatre maker Tom Roden was commissioned by Trinity Laban to create this piece with the third year students in 2015. Bettina John worked with him and the dancers closely over the period of four weeks to develop an exciting new costume design for this piece.

The choreographer from The New Art Club, shows how it looks like when the gods of love do their work. Throughout the piece the authority of the god of love is questioned and disturbed by the rest of the group. When in the beginning the group works like a machne, one wheel clicking into the other, with one of the gods starting to question this order, the group slowly but surely falls apart and indiviuals emerge and new relationships form.

The costumes for this absurd comedy dance piece are inspired by work- and army-wear contrasted with angelic silhouettes achieved through long A-forms, long tunics, coats and culottes. The colours blue and grey in particular stand for work wear. More robust fabrics enhance this impression.