DX: 60 Years of Designing the Ballet
July 12, 2012
Take a magical journey through the design process of one of Canada’s most cherished cultural institutions: National Ballet of Canada. On Tuesday evening over 500 of Toronto’s social elite joined us at The Design Exchange to celebrate the opening of 60 Years of Designing the Ballet with new President, Shauna Levy. In celebration of the National Ballet’s 60th anniversary, DX visitors are offered a rare glimpse into ballet design through a dynamic array of costumes, set pieces, designs, photographs, and videos, from conceptual ideas and inspirations all the way through to finished and well-used pieces. The exhibition offers an up close and personal look at objects that are usually reserved for the practical realities of a world lived backstage. For the first time, the public is invited into this exciting world of princesses, nutcrackers, fairy-tales and Shakespearean love stories.
60 Years of Designing the Ballet and The Tutu Project are now on view at the Design Exchange until September 2, 2012. Stop by, become enchanted, and play ballerina! www.dx.org