1 Nov 2015

Constructing the Tutu

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 1 November 2015

Tutus add to the spectacle of classical ballet and are equally as important as the set design. This August, the New Zealand School of Dance launched an appeal to raise $9,000.00 towards the construction of 18 tutus for the graduation season in November. Each tutu requires careful attention and one alone takes around 40 hours to complete. Sonia Sly chats to Costume designer Donna Jefferis and costume construction student Alice Beedie about the process of making the tutus, and Jack Whiter and Alice Beedie share their experiences of what tutus mean for the dancers who wear them.