The William Morris
& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
|Classical Ballet Tutus
||"Fairy of the Crystal Fountain"
I first read of the character of The Fairy of the Crystal Fountain ("Sleeping Beauty") in Lorna Hill's famous series of 'Sadler's Wells' books. As I grew up,and watched many different productions of "Beauty" by large and small ballet companies - and eventually worked on it myself- I became aware of how the fairy names were as variable as their famous variations! Candor, Candide, Breadcrumb, Finger, Violente, Singing canary, Golden Vine, Fairies of the Enchanted Garden, the Woodland Glade....|
This plate-shaped tutu has a pale blue base: a satin bodice overlaid with lace and a soft blue net skirt, again overlaid with bordered lace. Irridescent beads, crystal drops, sequins, stones and crystal ribbon flowers ensure that the tutu is constantly sparkling as the dancer moves.
All items are constructed to professional performance standards as used by
the major UK ballet companies.
A tutu with this amount of decoration is £710 to order as shown, including colour variations.
This design could look very different constructed in alternative colours: black lace, sequins and beadwork
over red or white net for "Don Quixote"; gold lace over royal blue....
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