Hidden Treasure

I have recently been working at a performing arts school cataloguing their extensive costume collection. Among the costumes stored in the cellar and no longer used by the school I found a unique set of ballet costumes dating from the early days of the Sadler's Wells Ballet and Royal Ballet Companies. I found over 100 costumes from… Continue reading Hidden Treasure

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Hooks and Bars

Here are some lovely photographs of one of the Mazurka costumes from Act 5 of the 1921 production of the Sleeping Princess, designed by Bakst. There were originally 12 Mazurka Ladies in this scene. These costume are now all over the world including the Museum of London, National Gallery of Australia, Wadsworth Atheneum and Dansmuseet Stockholm.