Death in Anime Venice

Recently Singapore performance artist Ming Wong enacted a version of the famous Thomas Mann tale Death in Venice in which he played both of the two major roles. Here he is dressed as the nubile young man Tadzio.

I wonder what his inspiration was for that look?
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 28, 2011
     Category: Performance Art | Cartoons | Asia

some really great posts this week paul! i intend to read and comment on all of them as well as getting back to posting now that i am home. had a great time on my visit with bd and family! they are great people.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/28/11 at 02:00 PM
Glad to have you home, Patty!
Posted by Paul on 01/28/11 at 02:07 PM
This was listed as anime. Patty had fun playing all my pinball machines. Jealous Paul ?
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 01/28/11 at 02:53 PM
the pinball machines are SO cool! lots of fun!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/28/11 at 09:45 PM
Probably a japanese sailor suit. maybe, not quite sure.
Posted by Anime Kida on 10/15/13 at 10:26 PM
More likely to be inspired by the film, where the boy also walks around in a sailor suit - predating major manga or anime influences in the West. It was a genuine fashion for youth, particularly school, costumes for some time. The anime (and real life Japan) suit derives from the now defunct Western fashion. (The novella does take place in the days when that fashion was just about still used, but I don't know whether Tadzio wears Sailor Fuku in that, as well.)

Captcha: 31even... no, it isn't!
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/16/13 at 08:28 AM
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