Chagall: Fantasies for The Stage

When I was in LA last month I was able to go and see the wonderful exhibition Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage  at LACMA. The exhibition runs until January 7, 2018. It is a wonderful opportunity to see the costume and set designs created by Marc Chagall. Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage showcases  41 costumes and nearly 100 designs… Continue reading Chagall: Fantasies for The Stage

What started it all …

The Ballets Russes, and in particular their costumes, have been my passion since I was 15 years old and found an old exhibition catalogue in a second-hand bookshop. The catalogue was from the National Gallery of Australia's 1999 exhibition, From Russia with Love, and contained a picture of this costume for a knight from the 1910 production of Firebird. I… Continue reading What started it all …

A New Firebird

Last Friday I saw the Danish Dance Theatre's new production of The Firebird at the Republique in Copenhagen. Choreographed by the company's director Tim Rushton the production was performed live to the seventy piece strong Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestra. The multidisciplinary performance created an amazing new version of the ballet, with innovative costume designs by Åsa Gjersted and set by Johan Kølkjær and Martin… Continue reading A New Firebird