The Design Exchange is currently celebrating 60 Years of Designing the Ballet, in conjunction with The National Ballet of Canada. As part of the celebration, they teamed up with Designers across Canada to create a collection of 60 unique tutus. This display is on the main floor of the Design Exchange and is free for people to check them out. The tutu above was designed by Angel Wong.
Here are a few of my favourite tutus from the exhibition!
Jennifer Zimmerman, Senior Manager of Special Events for the National Ballet of Canada.
Shannon Lovelace, Roslynne Manson, Alena Zharska, Brenda Belmonte and Anne Armit on behalf of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Joyce Gunhouse and Judy Cornish for Comrags.
Cydelic by Choryin.
Krista Eve Lomax.
Krista Dowson, Corps de Ballet member of the National Ballet of Canada.
Liana O’Brien, Pat Piercy, Mary Parker, Jacquelyn Rey, Bessie Harvey and Marjory Hope on behalf of the Port Theatre.
The Tutu Project runs until September 2, 2012.
While you are at the Design Exchange, check out the exhibit upstairs featuring props, costumes and sets from some of the Ballets! They show the little Behind The Scenes movie from the Nutcracker and if you watch closely you will see Gemma twice as a Baby Lamb!
There is also the bed that Gemma popped out of when she did her part as a Baby Mouse!!