New takes on classic costumes.What you wear plays an integral part in creating a performance. Costumes not only complement choreography, they help bring a role to life, and can even calm pre-performance jitters. New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. Ballet's Jennie Somogyi explains, "I often get nervous before going onstage. The Serenade costume helps ease my nerves because I know it enhances the movement." DM took signature costumes from favorite ballets and found contemporary interpretations made by top manufacturers. Then we got a handful of talented students from the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City to model our finds. We also talked to seven professionals who dance the roles Frequently about how the costumes affect their performance onstage.
Orlando Ballet Giselle
Myrta's costume really epitomizes romantic style. I love it. When I bouree across the floor it looks like I'm gliding on water. You can't get that from a traditional tutu tutu
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Curtain Call Spring Fresh #172A of CO-R6833 www.tighe.com 888.808.0801
Wolff Fording Poet's Shirt #80215 www.dancecostume.com 800.888.8496
Costume Gallery Because We Can Can #558 www.costumegallery.net 800.222.8125
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San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Ballet, or SFB, is a San Francisco, USA based ballet company, founded in 1933 as part of San Francisco Opera Ballet. The company is currently based in the War Memorial Opera House, where it is directed by Helgi Tomasson. Giselle
Sometimes costumes are shared between dancers, so they have to be adjusted to fit. The puffy shoulders on the Giselle costume can be too big on me, so we have to pin them down before I go onstage.
Pacific Northwest Ballet The Pacific Northwest Ballet is a ballet company and based in Seattle, Washington in the United States. Founded in 1972 as part of the Seattle Opera and named the Pacific Northwest Dance Association, it broke away from the Opera in 1977 and took its current name in 1978. Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet
star-crossed lovers die as teenagers. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
See : Death, Premature
Romeo and Juliet
archetypal star-crossed lovers. [Br. Lit.
The poet's shirt has a billowy bil·low
1. A large wave or swell of water.
2. A great swell, surge, or undulating mass, as of smoke or sound.
v. bil·lowed, bil·low·ing, bil·lows
1. flow to it, and it falls on the body nicely. I try to have my hair longer and looser in the ballet, too, for dramatic effect.
American Ballet Theatre American Ballet Theatre, one of the foremost international dance companies of the 20th cent. It was founded in 1937 as the Mordkin Ballet and reorganized as the Ballet Theatre in 1940 under the direction of Lucia Chase and Rich Pleasant. Offenbach in the Underworld
The can-can costume is so much fun to dance in. Any opportunity to perform in something other than a tutu and pointe shoes is always fun.
Baum's Basic Satin Leotard #L7220A-P Long Ballet Skirt #A3025-P
Art Stone Sugar Plum Fairy #812 www.artstonecostumes.com
Star Styled Flex-i-weight Lycra Pant Tight #8491 www.starstyled.com 800.5.DANCER
New York City Ballet New York City Ballet, one of the foremost American dance companies of the 20th cent. It was founded by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine as the Ballet Society in 1946. Serenade
The movement in Serenade is so free, open, and expansive. It really covers space, and the costume mimics that. It's as if the costume hovers around the movement, like a cloud that follows me onstage.
Houston Ballet Cinderella
Each time I put it on, I feel like n little girl putting on her very first tutu. It's magical. I feel like I'm really Cinderella--like I'm 'black ballerina Barbie.' Put that in quotes so nobody gets in trouble.
New York City Ballet Agon
Agon is a ballet that I have the utmost respect for. The costume shows the movement perfectly. Like a beautiful black and white photograph, it is clean, lucid, and uncomplicated.