BALLET COSTUMES and pointe shoes

For those who are constantly tuned on arts, beauty and fashion, there is always a new adventure waiting on every corner.

Like the free “Time in Motion” exhibition at the Sate Library of NSW,  presenting rarely seen photographs, early footage, designs and beautiful ballet costumes guiding us through the 50 years long history of national ballet.

Time in Motion

The Australian Ballet took its first steps with the 19th century classic Swan Lake at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney on 2 November 1962. The tradition of  international touring began soon after in 1965, with the first major visit to the United Kingdom, Europe and America. Today, The Australian Ballet presents approximately 200 performances annually throughout Australia and abroad, making it one of the busiest companies in the world.

50th Anniversary of The Australian Ballet

Visitors arriving to the exhibition can have a closer look at not only the sketches of famous female characters’ costumes but some of the designs are also displayed themselves, including head pieces and pointe shoes signed and worn by highly successful dancers of the world. I finished off my tour with an enchanting film clip getting lost in of the world’s most beloved ballet, the Swan Lake.

Pointe shoes

Time in Motion

50 Years of  The Australian Ballet

State Library of New South Wales

12 November 2012 – 10 February 2013

More photo exhibition teasers:

One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography

The Chanel Photo Exhibition in Sydney

Old Paris Came to Sydney

Unseen Photographs of Alexander McQueen

Unseen Photographs of Marilyn Monroe


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