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

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June 3, 2014 12:00 AM
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The Tulle

All of the tutus are comprised of tulle imported from Florence, Italy. The dying process is complex as even water's acidity can effect the output of color.