As part of my homework for a Theatre History class this week, I constructed a basic romantic tutu with an emphasis on historical technique. I’ll go into further text details at a later date, but for now, here are some photos of the construction process that I opted not to upload with my assignment. For future reference, this took about five hours to complete, patterning to finish.
And just for fun, here are just a few of the sources I stumbled across while working on this project:
Brockett, Oscar G., and Franklin J. Hildy. History of the Theatre. 10th ed., Pearson, 2008.
Folts, Claudia R. The Classical Tutu Book. Charlotte, Developpe Publishing, 2002, pp. 11-16.
Hamilton, Caroline. “A Brief History of Tutus, From the Romantic Era to Today.” Pointe Magazine, 22 Dec. 2020, http://www.pointemagazine.com/tutus-2649521662.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2. Accessed 31 Jan. 2021.
Halsey, Travis. “How to Create a Romantic Tutu for Professional Dancers with Travis Halsey (Part One).” YouTube, uploaded by Rachel Finzen, 7 July 2020, https://youtu.be/6nCz4fr4w4w. Accessed 31 Jan. 2021.
Looseleaf, Victoria. “The Story of the Tutu.” Dance Magazine, 2 Oct. 2007, http://www.dancemagazine.com/the-story-of-the-tutu-2306873745.html. Accessed 31 Jan. 2021.
Macaulay, Alastair. “‘Swan Lake’ Discoveries Allow for a Deeper Dive Into Its History.” The New York Times, 13 Oct. 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/arts/dance/swan-lake-discoveries-allow-for-a-deeper-dive-into-its-history.html. Accessed 31 Jan. 2021.
Sсherer and Nabgoltz’s Photography Studio. Portrait of Anna Sobeshchanskaya as Naiad in Cesare Pugni’s ballet “The Naiad and the Fisherman”. The Bolshoi Theatre, Google Arts and Culture, https://g.co/arts/Gwq21G4L3QAxSepE6. Accessed 31 Jan. 2021.
C. A. Fischer’s Photography Studio. “Portrait of Vera Karalli as Odette in P. Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘Swan Lake’”. The Bolshoi Theatre, Google Arts and Culture, https://g.co/arts/VP23eKQpG2JCRU6X8. Accessed 31 Jan. 2021.
C. A. Fischer’s Photography Studio. “Portrait of Yekaterina Geltzer as Aurora in P. Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Sleeping Beauty’”. The Bolshoi Theatre, Google Arts and Culture, https://g.co/arts/z5UsnEfrFEtLxjUQ7. Accessed 31 Jan. 2021.
Not used, but still interesting: