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Theatre costume

  • Date:

    1968

  • Artist/Maker:

    De Nobili, Lila, born 1916 - died 2002 (costume designers)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Academy of Dance

  • Museum number:

    S.1519-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume for a Court Lady in the Prologue and Act I.

Date

1968

Artist/maker

De Nobili, Lila, born 1916 - died 2002 (costume designers)

Dimensions

Length: 186 cm Overdress, shoulder to hem, Width: 42 cm Overdress, across shoulders, Weight: 2.4 kg, Length: 157 cm Dress, shoulder to hem, Width: 42 cm Dress, across shoulders, Weight: 1.3 kg

Object history note

Costume for a Court Lady worn in the Prologue and Act I of Marius Petipa's ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty', The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 17th December 1968. The music for the ballet was composed by Tchaikovsky. This new production, staged by Peter Wright, was a deliberate attempt to give the ballet a different 'look' from the famous former production designed by Oliver Messel. New and additional choreography was provided by Frederick Ashton, and the 'Medieval' style sets and costumes were designed by Henry Bardon, Lila de Nobili and Rostislav Doboujinsky. The production was not considered a success, and was replaced by a new production by Kenneth MacMillan in 1973.

Descriptive line

Costume for a Court Lady worn in the Prologue and Act I of 'The Sleeping Beauty', The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, 1968

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Subjects depicted

Courtiers

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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