Okay, this is another WIP (lol I really need to finish the others) that I intended to make as a tumblr header, but frustrated the hell out of me. Just like for all the others, I can’t seem to get the digital coloring/painting down how I want it. D:
Tutu Tuesday: Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez in the Act III wedding tutu in The Sleeping Beauty.
Did you know that there are two types of classical tutus? The pancake tutu has a very short, stiff skirt that extends straight outwards from the hips in a flat pancake shape whereas the bell tutu has a longer, stiff skirt with a slight bell shape. Tutus with a bell-shaped skirt were popularized in paintings by Degas and are often referred to as Degas tutus.
The skirt of a tutu gives it a distinctive look. Made up of many layers of net or tulle, it is light but very stiff. The shape and length of the skirt determines the type of tutu such as romantic, classical or powder puff.
Tutu Tuesday: The Queen of Hearts’ tutu in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as big and bold as the character itself. The size and shape of the tutu are exaggerated with a bodice designed to suggest a heart shape at the neckline.
The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens tonight in New York City at Lincoln Center. Onstage until September 14. More information here.