THE CRYSTAL PALACE

IMAGES OF BALLET

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Rehearsal Time….
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Behind the Curtain at the New York City Ballet photographed by Henry Leutwyler
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Ballerinas From Above
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Cydelic by Choryin
This tutu draws on current research into the side effects of radiation, and represents the invasion of nuclear-mutated flowers eating up the natural inhabitant. The designer aimed to demonstrate how ballet might evolve over time, as the art form assimilates new elements and ideas while retaining its classical foundation.
Choryin Choi is the designer behind “Cydelic by Choryin,” an artistic luxury brand of clothing and accessories. With just two years of industry experience, Choi received the Textile Design Award and Fashion Arts Award from the Fashion Arts program at Seneca College. 
For more information, visit the National Ballet’s Virtual Museum, and the Design Exchange exhibits, 60 Years of Designing the Ballet and The Tutu Project on display from July 11 to Sept 2. 
Photos by Ryan Chan and Marta Ryczko.
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Krista Eve Lomax, National Open-Call Artists Selection
Childhood adventures in the Canadian woods and memories of magic, faeries and tales all served as inspiration for this tutu. It represents mossy ponds and explorations in the silence and safety of the woods. By walking around the tutu, the observer will note the changing of the seasons from the frozen frosty blue of Winter, waking slowly to Spring’s buds and blossoms, growing to Summer berries and blooms, then finally falling into Autumn’s leaves and crisp amber golds. 
Krista Lomax is a Multimedia Designer living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her work involves designing user interfaces and motion graphics for a variety of multimedia productions for the film, television and gaming industries.
For more information, visit the National Ballet’s Virtual Museum, and the Design Exchange exhibits, 60 Years of Designing the Ballet and The Tutu Project on display from July 11 to Sept 2. 
Photos by Setareh Sarmadi and Marta Ryczko.
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Angel Wong, National Open-Call Artists Selection
Toronto-based designer and dancer Angel Wong selected the theme of Continuous Movement for her submission. Drawing from the Futurist period, her piece references the famous 1913 sculpture by Umberto Boccioni, “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space”, which depicts a human-like figure seemingly flying through air. This tutu evokes an aerodynamic fluidity by using exaggerated folds, angles and volumes, creating an asymmetrical, architectural-like form. 
Born in Hong Kong, Wong trained at The Australian Ballet School, and has performed with companies around the world such as Hong Kong Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Ballet Jörgen Canada and Proarte Danza. Upon retiring as a Principal Artist in 2008, Wong enrolled at OCAD University, where she received a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design. In 2010 she launched NYLONBALLERINA, a creative design company specializing in costumes and set design. 
Wong is set to launch her debut collection of non-traditional bridal and contemporary evening wear under her own label, Angel Wong.
For more information, visit the National Ballet’s Virtual Museum, and the Design Exchange exhibits, 60 Years of Designing the Ballet and The Tutu Project on display from July 11 to Sept 2. 
Photos by Setareh Sarmadi and Marta Ryczko.