Canada’s Design Museum, the Design Exchange (DX), is hosting, 60 Years of Designing the Ballet, this summer, from July 11 to September 2. This is an opportunity for visitors to get a closer look at the designs that make up part of The National Ballet of Canada‘s legacy.
This exhibit features archival tutus used in productions like Swan Lake (1950s), a retrospective of costume sketches and set designs from famous productions like The Nutcracker.
The partnership between the Design Exchange and The National Ballet of Canada also presents a special collection of work called The Tutu Project, a year-long project to create 60 original tutus for the National Ballet’s 60th anniversary. The collection will be on display for the exhibit, and at the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts June 13-17, 2012. Artistic individuals like Canadian fashion designer David Dixon, artists like Julie Moon and jewelry designer Shay Lowe have contributed to the creation of these tutus, along with school children! Check out the images below for some gorgeous images of the costumes! Beautiful examples of design.
Two exhibitions will take place to get a closer look into the Ballet. Keep these dates in your calendar!
TALKS: Designing The Ballet Panel Discussion on July 18th. $10/Free for DX Members. Register
BALLET TALKS: Talking Tutus with Caroline O’Brien July 24th. $10/Free for DX Members. Register