The penguin gang costumes strongly draw inspiration from Japanese streetwear, being surreal, edgy and eccentric. Strong shadows and oversizing create graphic silhouettes that are like the penguins they represent - they have a playful, inquisitive attitude. I describe them as confidently insecure, like boisterous misguided teenagers. There is a strong black and white colour theme with striking makeup developed in collaboration with makeup artist Renée McCarthy.
To help the dancers develop the choreography, each penguin was given a unique personality that the dancers interpreted through movement.
In the full-dome production of Where Memories Sleep these eccentric characters appear mostly as silhouettes with only glimpses of them in full makeup. In future productions, they may perform as live dancers moving in and out of the glacier set.