Sunday, 3 February 2013

Terrific Tutus

Last week, I went to the ballet (Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet) at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. During the intermission, as I stretched my legs and walked around, I came across this display of terrific tutus in the lobby.

The display is part of the Tutu Project by the National Ballet of Canada. The National Ballet is celebrating 60 years by exhibiting tutus from great performances in the history of the company, and special costumes created by artists, designers and others as part of the celebration. They really were amazing to look at.

I have always thought it would be a fabulous experience to wear a tutu and twirl around a stage, just once.

I love the way the tutus appear to be whirling around when viewed from above. I also liked the way people clustered nearby to view the display. On the left, you can see four people with their arms around each other having their picture taken in front of the tutus just as I took this bird's eye view photo. But then the intermission was over and I went back to my seat, to watch live ballerinas wearing beautiful costumes twirling around the stage. Lovely stuff!


Grumpy Penguin said...

I, too, have always thought it would be a fabulous experience to wear... uh, never mind. :) These are great shots! Were any of them of major historical importance?

Knatolee said...

So pretty!