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Performance costume, titled 'Disc Goddess', printed and dyed cotton lycra/foam tubing/ fibreglass, designed by Jenny Kee used in Opening Ceremony of Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000

Performance costume, titled "Disc Goddess", printed and dyed cotton lycra/foam tubing/ fibreglass, designed by Jenny Kee used in Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The costume is comprising four pieces: a skirt, top, hat and back shield. The base skirt is made of dyed and printed terracotta cotton lycra. Three graduated discs are joined into the skirt at regular intervals beginning at the thigh level. Each of the discs are supported by a tube of foam and fibre-glass rod, which is then covered with ochre cheesecloth. The back zippered top has one disc placed in the hem of the garment at hip level. The sleeves are extra long and come to a point over the hand and the neckline is asymmetrical. A 'shield' is worn like a backpack over the shoulders. This disc has a cushion support at the centre back shoulder level to angle the disc away from the body and headdress. The headdress is made of foam covered with hand painted cotton lycra and the same ochre cotton covered foam tubing.
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