Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Celebrate your inner ballerina at The Tutu Project!

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For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a ballerina. Seeing the way the dancers gracefully moved along the stage en pointe left me feeling inspired to dance. As everyone knows no ballet dancers look is complete without a tutu. With the popularity of Black Swan last year, I think every fashionista has ballet inspired style on the brain. Just think of all the sky-high stilettos and full A-line skirts that never seem to go out of style.

In honour of 60 Years of Designing Ballet, an exhibition celebrating the different types of design that go into the ballet from set design, dancing, lighting and costume design, the Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada has created an "interactive and international art community-outreach project"called The Tutu Project!

The Tutu Project includes a collection of 60 tutus designed and curated by talented individuals and organizations such as David Dixon, Julie Moon, Toronto Fashion Week and Word on the Street. The exhibition also includes costumes from Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Giles Deacon for The English National Ballet which pay homage to memorable moments in the National Ballet of Canada's history.

The Tutu Project runs until September 2nd at the Design Exchange located at 234 Bay Street in Toronto. Admission for the exhibit is pay what you can but if you visit the 60 Years of Designing the Ballet exhibit you can see both exhibits for $10 and $8 for students. For more information click here!

For a visual taste of what to expect at the exhibit, look down below!

"Proud as a Peacock" Created by participants in Pride 2011.
Source: nationalballet.ca
Created by Giles Deacon and the English National Ballet
Source: nationalballet.ca
Sylph from Sylphides. Source: nationalballet.ca 
Sugar plum fairies from The Nutcracker. Source: nationalballet.ca
From a production of Don Quixote. Source: nationalballet.ca

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