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Tools of the Trade Exhibition at Queensland Performing Arts Centre

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Learn how to make a tutu and the history of ballet costumes
Tools of the Trade
Tony Gould Gallery @ QPAC


Have you ever wondered how to make a ballet tutu? Are you a classical ballet fan? Do you know the difference between a pancake tutu and a bell tutu? Well then, this free exhibition at QPAC's Tony Gould Gallery is something you simply cannot miss. As you walk into the gallery, you are greeted by the stunning sight of around fifty sparkling, glittering tutus hanging from the roof. Of particular interest is the How to Make a Tutu display in five detailed steps, especially made for the exhibition.

Tutu
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Some costumes in the exhibition are from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Museum Collection, while many are on loan from The Queensland Ballet and The Australian Ballet itself. There are real tutus from all the major classical ballets - The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and many others. If you've never seen a ballet tutu up close, you will find the detail in each one quite astounding.

Bell tutu
A basic bell tutu


From the Crystal Fairy's tutu to the Bolshoi Ballet's autographed pointe shoes, there is a lot to take in, and I highly recommend this exhibition to anyone with an interest in classical ballet or those with a love of intricate costumes. You will come away with a greater appreciation for the work that each costume involves and a little bit wiser about the history of ballet since the French Renaissance.
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Why? See ballet costumes in all their glory
When: April 23 - October 7, 2013
Phone: 07 3840 7362
Where: Tony Gould Gallery, QPAC
Cost: FREE
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