Choreographic catwalk

Justice was ill-served on Project Runway this year, but progressive fashion reigned on Chicago’s dance stages.

 (Photograph: Carl Wiedemann)
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Photograph: Carl WiedemannAtalee Judy in Course of Empire�An Excavation on Building a City of the Interior
 (Photograph: Carlos D. Gonzalez)
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Photograph: Carlos D. GonzalezLeaves of Grass: A Nude Choral Reading
 (Photograph: Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker)
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Photograph: Giannina Urmeneta OttikerEMPIRE (Art & Politics)
 (Photograph: Sylvio Dittrich)
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Photograph: Sylvio DittrichTruth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking and Flat Out Lies
 (Photograph: Shimpei Takeda)
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Photograph: Shimpei TakedaTyler Tyler
 (Photograph: Julia Rae Antonick)
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Photograph: Julia Rae AntonickTacit
 (Photograph: WIlliam Frederking)
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Photograph: WIlliam FrederkingMarchland

Justice was ill-served on Project Runway this year, but progressive fashion reigned on Chicago’s dance stages. The Top Ten Costume Designs for Dance in 2010 were:

Marchland, choreography by Carrie Hanson for the Seldoms, costumes by Lara Miller

Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking and Flat Out Lies, created by the John Jasperse Company, costumes by Jasperse and Deanna Berg McLean

Tacit, choreography by Julia Rae Antonick and Jonathan Meyer, costumes by Katrin Schnabl

Leaves of Grass: A Nude Choral Reading, choreography by Nikki Zaleski, costumes by Mother Nature

• “LinkUp Spring Showcase” featuring Detail of Double Escapement, choreography and costumes by Tif Bullard, and Rehearsals for Becoming Gods, choreography and costumes by Ginger Krebs

EMPIRE (Art & Politics), devised and directed by Superamas, costumes by Sabine Debonnets, Alix Eynaudi and Odile Hautemulle

Tyler Tyler, choreography by Yasuko Yokoshi, costumes by Akiko Iwasaki

Course of Empire—An Excavation on Building a City of the Interior, choreography by Atalee Judy for Breakbone DanceCo., costumes by Judy and Branimira Ivanova

Sharks Before Drowning, created by Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, costumes off-the-rack Calvin Klein

Gye Nyame, choreography by Ronald K. Brown for Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, costumes by Harry Detry, Su-Quan Diop, Cheikh Gueye and Amaniyea Payne

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