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Tutu skirt
  • Tutu skirt
    Korovin, Konstantin, born 1861 - died 1939
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Tutu skirt

  • Date:

    1924

  • Artist/Maker:

    Korovin, Konstantin, born 1861 - died 1939 (costume designers)

  • Museum number:

    S.666-1983

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tutu skirt worn by Anna Pavlova as ?Dulcinea in Act II scene 2. Underskirts of purple sprayed tarlatan, topped with a skirt of yellow-brown net appliaued with gold motifs covered with sequins. The skirts are attached to a basque of yellow-brown cotton, covered with embroidered motifs and sequins.

Date

1924

Artist/maker

Korovin, Konstantin, born 1861 - died 1939 (costume designers)

Dimensions

Diameter: 88 cm Max diameter of skirt laid flat, Height: 12 cm Height of tutu laid flat, Weight: 3.3 kg Boxed weight

Object history note

Tutu skirt worn by Anna Pavlova probably as Dulcinea in Act II scene 2 of the ballet 'Don Quixote', Anna Pavlova Company at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 8th September 1924. The ballet was staged by Laurent Novikoff after the choreography of Alexander Gorsky. The music for the ballet was composed by Ludwig Minkus, and the scenery and costumes were designed by Konstantin Korovin. In this production, Pavlova appeared in the character if Kitri in Act I and Dulcinea in Act II.

Descriptive line

Tutu skirt worn by Anna Pavlova probably as Dulcinea in Act II scene 2 of 'Don Quixote', Anna Pavlova Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1924

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Tarlatan; Net (textile); Sequin; Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Embroidering; Applied work

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Dance; Costumes

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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