Valentino recently created 25 costumes for four works, including one new ballet choreographed by Peter Martins and one by British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The finale, “Bal de Couture,” is a world premiere choreographed by NYCB’s ballet master-in-chief Peter Martins, with music by Tchaikovsky, who happens to be Valentino’s favorite composer. Valentino drew only 30 sketches to get his perfect sixteen. “What you see now, I drew it seven months ago,” the designer says. “I told Peter I would love to do some black-and-white, white-and-black, very graphic. And of course I wanted to put some red inside because it’s Valentino red. I love the surprise of the color inside.”
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Photographs by Mimi Ritzen Crawford, via Vogue.com
Filed under dance, Fashion
To celebrate the National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary, the company embarked on a massive exhibition with a collection of 60 unique tutus for 60 years. Named The Tutu Project , designers and artists gathered at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts last night for the opening of the exhibit, where we finally able to see fellow creations , such as a black feather creation by Giles Deacon (on loan from the English National Ballet) to a “Tutu Cozy” by the Hudson’s Bay Company (complete with the Canadian retailer’s signature stripes and matching mittens!).
My tutu is inspired by the famous bronze sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913) by Umberto Boccioni, one of my favourite artists from the futurist period. I am so proud and honored to be part of this amazing project!
If you are in Toronto please come check it out!
See the rest of the tutus here at fashionmagazine.com.
“Continuous Form” by Angel Wong
Hells to the yes! After my many posts about how much I love Tarzan Dan’s dance photography, I finally ( finally finally ) got to work with the man himself! Besides being my lovely fashionista friend Caitlins’s hubby, Dan is also a famous radio DJ and entertainer extraordinaire. Also he is super cool and really fun to work with!
enjoy these beautiful images Tarzan Dan shot, and check out his website, TDfoto.ca.
Angel Wong by TDFoto. Image ©TDfoto
Tina Pereira of The National Ballet of Canada models a special creation by Angel Wong for Hit & Run Productions. Photography by TDfoto. Image ©TDfoto
Filed under dance, My Work
Paris Opera dancers are soooo lucky!!!!! Famous french fashion designer Christian Lacroix has created these amazingly beautiful costumes for Paris Opera’s new ballet, La Source. The costumes, headdresses and accessories are embelished with hundreds and thousands of Swarovski crystals. Take a look at this beautiful film, featuring étoile Isabelle Ciaravola.
Photography – Shalan and Paul Crivellari
Styling – Zoe Mimran
Model – Jennifer Nichols
Image source via bentrovatoblog
Inspired by the beauty of classical ballet, photography duo Shalan and Paul Crivellari teamed up with stylist Zoe Mimran and my beautiful friend, Jennifer Nichols (dancer, model, and owner of The Extension Method) to create these graceful and ethereal images. Shalan and Paul share that their experience of working with a dancer is really a completely different experience than most models. “They’re aware of their body in a very different way and there’s a real honesty in their movements. We ended up really just working with Zoe to create the space for Jenn to perform in.”
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I’m always happy to give a shout out to my talented friends. Take a look at these gorgeous photos by Tarzan Dan from Vancouver, and starring soloists from the National Ballet of Canada; Tanya Howard, Tina Pereira, and Keiichi Hirano. You can like his work on facebook at TDfoto.ca.
all photos are copyright of TARZAN DAN