Inscape Dance Performance

Luminario Ballet dancers Kelly Vittetoe and Audrey Hewko in Rudi Gernreich’s “duotard” costumes for Bella Lewitzky’s Inscape, reconstructed by Diana MacNeil for the production by John Pennington of Pennington Dance Group. Photos by Ted Soqui.


Selections from Inscape

Fashion in Motion

Sunday, June 23, 6:00 pm

About the Program

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see excerpts of choreographer Bella Lewitzky’s seminal 1976 work Inscape. Wearing the iconic costumes originally designed by Rudi Gernreich and newly made by Diana MacNeil, dancers from Luminario Ballet worked with John Pennington of Pennington Dance Group to recreate elements of this masterwork. As described by the New York Times in 1979, “[Inscape] still has the fascination of Rudi Gernreich’s decor and stretch‐fabric costumes, which are totally integrated into the design and intent of Miss Lewitzky’s choreography.” 

Following the selections from Inscape, dancers will also perform Lewitzky’s 1992 piece Turf. Then, longtime Lewitzky Dance Company members John Pennington, Diana MacNeil, and Sean Greene will reflect on their time at the company.

Arrive early to view the exhibition! Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich will be open to ticketholders before the performance.