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El Centro College Students Display Work During DSM’s Production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID

Eight El Centro College fashion students enrolled in the Special Topics in Fashion Design and Illustration class, under the direction of Brenda Carlson (Program Coordinator), designed fashion pieces that will be on display during the run of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. The pieces were inspired by the musical, which is showing at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 11-27. 

Students in the Special Topics class include (from left to right): Hyoung Lee; Paola Garcia, garment model; Grace Beraki; Lin Savatdy; Kenneth Espinosa; Karen Salazar; Brenda Carlson (Program Coordinator); Natalia Gilca; Aya Pitcovski and Mardécè Edwards.
Students in the Special Topics class include (from left to right): Hyoung Lee; Paola Garcia, garment model; Grace Beraki; Lin Savatdy; Kenneth Espinosa; Karen Salazar; Brenda Carlson (Program Coordinator); Natalia Gilca; Aya Pitcovski and Mardécè Edwards.

The Special Topics class was much like the notable reality TV show Project Runway; the students did not know their challenge and their guest mentor until mid-October. They had six weeks to create sketches, make prototypes and create the finished garments. They were mentored by local theatrical costumer and fashion designer Rob Bradford, who offered critiques along their journey. 

Many of the designers will be at the performance on March 22. 

mermaid sketch (1)
Student Mardécè Edwards’ created this sketch after receiving the challenge assignment from instructor Brenda Carlson.
mermaid outfit (1)
The final mermaid costume after six weeks making a pattern, cutting fabric and sewing the garment together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Centro College is a sponsor of Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards.

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is making its Dallas RETURN to the Music Hall at Fair Park. So dive on in! Life is the bubbles, under the sea!

Single tickets for Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID are now on sale online at www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849), and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX. Mini Packs are also available online or may be ordered by mail or in person at The Box Office, by phoning 214.346.3300 or through fax at 214.691.7386.

About Dallas Summer Musicals:

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the preeminent non-profit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas. DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theater with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education, and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region. 

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