A swan song …

Anna Pavlova, b. 1881 - d. 1931 was most famous for her performance of the divertissement The Swan or The Dying Swan. The elaborate feathered tutu she wore has  always fascinated me - How was it made? Does it survive? Several years ago I began working as a volunteer at the Museum of London which houses, amongst its vast collection,… Continue reading A swan song …

Controversial Costume

Yesterday I posted on the Costume Society's Facebook page an article about the new Costume Construction course to be run by the Royal Opera House. My post caused quite a stir and has now reached 43,000 people and started a rather heated debate. http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/46031/new-degree-tackle-costume-making-skills-shortage-performing-arts/ I am personally of the opinion that this course is a great… Continue reading Controversial Costume