Quick Change is an innovative, cross-form, experimental project that will challenge and change the way costume for performance is displayed and exhibited. It is presented in partnership with The Victoria and Albert Museum London and UCLA. It is produced by Arts Agenda and will take place in September/October 2016. It will feature selections of costumes from The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs archives, and will feature work by Sandy Powell, Simon Vincenzi, Emma Fryer and many others. The costumes will be worn by dancers performing fragments of the original choreography.
The project has very strong implications for curatorial practices and for thinking about costuming in new ways. More generally, it rethinks how museums collect and what they collect, and how the body and performance are part of that process.
The project comprises exhibition, performance, catalogue and online digital archive.