Mastering Mount Making

I love mount making - it's an amazing way to really understand a costume and wonderful to see it come to life on a mannequin. I learned most of my mount making skills on the job and thought I would share some of the links and tips I have found on the way! BOOKS Even… Continue reading Mastering Mount Making

Trunks, costumes and lots of (acid-free) tissue paper…

The origin of the Jacob's Pillow Costume Collection falls into two categories; those costumes kept by Ted Shawn and those kept by Ruth St. Denis. In 1932 after the Denishawn Company had finally disbanded the costumes, props and sets were divided between Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis. Each dancer kept items which were particularly… Continue reading Trunks, costumes and lots of (acid-free) tissue paper…

Dance We Must

Dance We Must is designed to highlight the careers of Modern Dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, utilising many unseen items from the extensive archive at Jacob’s Pillow.