See this: Karole Armitage, Dance's
"Punk Ballerina," Opens Costume Exhibit

In collaboration with former MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch,
the innovative choreographer curates a new retrospective of her
costumes and set pieces for ballet, theater and film


"For an art-world reveal of what’s under dancers’ tutus, especially hot pink ones designed by Christian LaCroix, "punk ballerina" Karole Armitage recruited former Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art director Jeffrey Deitch to curate a new retrospective of her costumes and set pieces for the ballet, theater and film. Making Art Dance: Backdrops and Costumes From the Armitage Foundation draws on the innovative choreographer’s long résumé of collaborations with fashion designers like LaCroix, Jean Paul Gaultier and Donna Karan’s Peter Speliopoulos, as well as with artists and filmmakers including Donald Baechler, Alba Clemente, Jeff Koons, James Ivory, Christian Marclay, Brice Marden, David Salle and Philip Taaffe. Opening Jan. 11 at Jersey City’s Mana Contemporary’s Glass Gallery, the show is a short PATH train commute from New York City — and a chance to check out this 50,000 square foot exhibit space designed by Richard Meier that opened last year."

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Hollywood Reporter
Written by Laura Van Straaten
January 12, 2015

Armitage Gone! Dance performs during a private reception for Making Art Dance, Dec. 15, 2014. Photo by Joe Schildhorn /