Code f.a.d Company: Fashion Briefs | Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School | Stage | Indy Week
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Code f.a.d Company: Fashion Briefs 

When: Fri., March 23, 8 p.m., Sat., March 24, 8 p.m. and Sun., March 25, 2 p.m. 2012
Price: $10-15

Choreographer Autumn Mist Belk's company Code f.a.d. (whose acronym stands for film, art and dance) made a regional splash with the 2009 premiere of Indulge, a stylish, sharp-witted multimedia dance theater work about the dark side of selected luxuries.

Belk, assistant director of the N.C. State's dance program, has recently been working in various venues, teasing out her latest project, Fashion Briefs. So far, the glimpses speak to a work that takes the humorous and critical stance of her earlier choreography even further, in a series of addled fantasies based on the lives and creations of famous—and infamous—fashion designers, and the hypnotic otherworlds their ads strive to create.

"Calvin Klein: Casual Friday" contemplates an altered day at the office, covering the phones, filing papers "and posing half-naked with a far-off look in your eyes," Belk notes, before "Lee Alexander McQueen" uses the late designer's life and death to frame an unsentimental look at the high-stakes world of runway fashion. By contrast, comedy, whimsy and genre farce play out over the 12 film and live-action sections devoted to Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and others, to an original score by Proxy (G. Todd Buker).

Friday and Saturday begin with The Golden Record by Alabama-based guest artists Sanspointe Dance. —Byron Woods

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