November 27 through January 10
Tour the museum filled with over 20 sparkling pieces from the Ballet Theatre Company’s Through the Tulle costume exhibition
Throughout Ballet Theatre Company’s 22 years, the company’s full-length classical ballet productions and intimate contemporary performances have not only been recognized for the quality of dancing and choreography, but also for their incredibly detailed costume designs. To pay tribute to the artists who have created BTC’s impressive collection of costumes, and to feature this crucial component of ballet production that is too often left out of the spotlight, Ballet Theatre Company is presenting a touring costume exhibition, Through the Tulle, in museums throughout New England. The presentation provides a rare opportunity to learn about costume creation under the direction of seamstress Tracy Dorman and examine some of BTC’s most valued costumes up-close.
Guests tour Hill-Stead’s historic house where the costumes have been laid out in rooms and carefully paired to highlight their respective room’s extraordinary Impressionist art, aesthetic, color palette, and mood. The costumes showcased exemplify the wide range of time period, design, style, and personality that BTC’s costume designers have mastered while outfitting dancers from productions of The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Don Quixote. While in residency at the Hill-Stead, BTC will include a few additional costumes from its production of The Nutcracker to decorate the house.
Take a virtual tour of the full exhibition here.