The Making of the A Midsummer Night's Dream Ballet Costumes

The New York City Ballet has been hard at work remaking over 100 original costumes for George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Considering the ballet debuted in 1962, it's been a painstaking process, but exquisite nonetheless. In advance of tonight's premiere, we spent a day behind-the-scenes amidst the ballerinas, tulle, and tutus that would eventually grace the stage.

By Kathryn Wirsing


June 3, 2014 12:00 AM

The Watercolor

The designers refurbished the dreamy, hand-painted watercolor costumes that were made over 50 years ago by famed New York City Ballet costumer Barbara Karinska.