Dramatic presentation and the illusion of movement are important factors in exhibiting theater, opera and dance costume. Exhibition of costume from the ballet Raymonda. Sets and costume by Nicholas Georgiadis, costumes made in the Ateliers de l’Opéra National de Paris, 1983. Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins. ©CNCS/Pascal François
Exhibition of costume from Nutcracker. Costumes and sets by Nicholas Georgiadis, Ateliers de la Scala de Milan 1971 and Opéra National de Paris, 1985. Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins. ©CNCS/Pascal Françoiss
Exhibition with costume from Cendrillon, Manfred and Washington Square. Costumes by Hanae Mori at the Ateliers du Palais Garnier, 1986; Nicholas Georgiadis, Zurich Opera 1981; Costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis, l’Atelier de l’Opéra de Paris, 1985.Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins. ©CNCS/Pascal François
Exhibition of costume from Don Quichotte. Sets and costume by Nicholas Georgiadis, Opéra National de Paris, 1981. Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins. ©CNCS/Pascal François
Exhibition of costume from Giselle. Sets and costumes by James Bailey, made at the Royal Opera House, London, 1962. Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins. ©CNCS/Pascal François
Exhibition of costume from La Belle au bois dormant. Sets and costumes Nicholas Georgiadis, made in Milan, Teatro alla Scalla, 1966, les Ateliers du Palais Garnier 1989 and by Lila de Nobili, made in the Royal Opera House 1968. Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins ©CNCS/Pascal François
Exhibition of costume from Le Lac des cygnes. Costumes Franca Squarciapino, made in the Ateliers du Palais Garnier, 1984. Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins. ©CNCS/Pascal François
Exhibition of costume from Roméo et Juliette. Costumes by Pierre Lacotte from original designs by Alfred Albert and Paul Lormier, made in les Ateliers de l’Opéra de Rome 1980, Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins. ©CNCS/Pascal François

Katia Johansen
Royal Danish Collections

 

Costume worn on stage and screen often has a very special character, perhaps because it is so carefully designed to be worn and worked in. Museums exhibiting dress worn in operas, ballet, circus and the theater have an opportunity to recreate how and where it was worn, adding an extra dimension to this unique type of working clothes. Here is a series of exhibition photos from the Centre National du Costume de Scène, at Moulins, France, where French theatre, opera, and ballet costumes are held.

See the following articles (PDFs) for further information about each presentation. Source http://www.cncs.fr

 

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Raymonda
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Casse Noisette
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Cendrillon
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Don Quichotte
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Giselle
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La Belle au bois dormant
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Le Lac des cygnes
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Roméo et Juliette
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