Inspiration can come from any number of places—some obvious; some not so obvious.
Where did Michelangelo come up with the idea for painting the Cistine Chapel? Where did J. K. Rowling come up with the idea for Harry Potter? Where did you come up with the theme for your last recital? Ideas, both big and small, can emerge from both the mundane and the sublime.
Competitions and spring performances are right around the corner. We know that you approach every performance with the strong desire to “wow” both your dancers and their audiences. That’s what dance is all about, the performance.
The outfit the dancer wears is an extremely important piece of the overall performance. It should perfectly complement the music and choreography, not detract or take away from the inspiration of the piece. When you have that perfect vision in mind, it is often impossible to find the exact look through traditional methods of catalog and online shopping. Sometimes, that special piece needs a special costume, and that is where custom design comes in. When you have that perfect style and look in mind that you can’t find anywhere, have you ever tried designing it yourself?
Approaching custom design can be an intimidating and confusing process. Finding a company or seamstress you trust to turn your unique vision into reality, while fitting within your budget and timeline can certainly be a challenge, especially if it is your first custom style. Curtain Call can help make the process easy with Perform® Custom. Log in to our website and select custom design under the Perform catalog, the process will lead you through creating your design by changing fabrics and colors until you achieve just the right look for your performance. It’s easy and inspiring—and fun!
With over 200 fabrics to choose from, the possibilities are endless which, we know, can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s where your Relationship Manager can come into play. Former and current dancers themselves, Curtain Call’s Relationship Managers are both sounding boards and sources of inspiration for you. Give us a call just to bounce some ideas around or to pick our brains. Our experienced customer service team is also here to help and can guide you through every step of the process (which only takes 8-10 weeks for a custom design!).
One great idea can lead to another, and another! Each performance raises the bar for the next and we’re here to help. By fully utilizing the power of Perform® Custom you can ensure that every performance is better than the last.
We’d love to hear what inspires you this season! Where did you find your inspiration for this season’s performance?