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Theatre costume

Theatre costume

  • Date:

    1960s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Georgiadis, Nicholas, born 1923 - died 2001 (Costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Synthetic silk, dyed feathers

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

  • Museum number:

    S.82-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Eye mask in black artificial silk, extending at upper edges at front into a bird's 'comb' flanked by extensions which are covered withbright orange dyed feathers. With elastic to the back.

Date

1960s (made)

Artist/maker

Georgiadis, Nicholas, born 1923 - died 2001 (Costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Synthetic silk, dyed feathers

Marks and inscriptions

"LAWE"
Label; Handwriting; Ball point pen

Object history note

The mask is for one of the Enchanted Girls in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet The House of Birds, designed by Nicholas Georgiadis. The name in the mask links it to the revival of the ballet for the Royal Ballet Touring Company in the early 1960s, rather than the creation of the ballet for the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in 1955. It was worn by Lawe. The colour of the feathers on this and the companion masks (S.76-2003 and S.81-2003) are typical of Georgiadis.

Descriptive line

Headdress for one of the Enchanted Girls in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet House of Birds, The Royal Ballet, revival 1960s.

Materials

Synthetic silk; Feathers

Techniques

Glueing

Categories

Stage costumes

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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