Synergy: When dance meets fashion


Fashion and theatre performance have long been linked. V&A collected fashion designer Rui Xu, created “Scarlet Infusion” – seven seductive and spellbinding costumes, for the Rashomon style dance theatre piece, Tea Spell, directed by Zhao Liang.

On 17th August, Rui Xu and Zhao Liang came together with Professor Christopher Bannerman, performance artist Madaleine Trigg and The Tea Spell actress Amy Grubb for a vibrant discussion exploring the boundaries and possibilities when the worlds of fashion and dance meet on the stage.

Before the panel started, Amy Grubb showed off her powerful performance skills as the audience arrived at China Exchange. During the discussion, all the panellists shared their opinions and experiences on fashion and performance, accompanied by photos from The Tea Spell performance.