How did the Ballet Tutu originate and improve?

Sat Mar 26 09:34:48 CST 2022

Early tutu

In the early ballet tutu costumes, because the ballets were organized by the court, the outstanding dancers were all members of the French royal family. The ballet costumes at this time had a strong "Baroque" style. Exaggerated, luxurious costumes and cumbersome accessories were the main features of this period. Dancers will wear funny and exaggerated leather masks, and they are not as light as they are now, especially female dancers, who are all medieval court costumes and landing dresses, which greatly affect the dancers' movements. At this time, a ballet reformer-Mary Camargue appeared. She boldly cut the skirt short, allowing the dancers to dress lightly and complete the leg skills. This improvement laid the foundation for the promotion of ballet performing arts.

When it comes to ballet, everyone is most familiar with "Swan Lake", the image of the white swan, the beautiful dance posture, and the classic "Four Little Swans". The gauze skirt was short and short again, from below the knee to above the knee. The overall development transitioned from France to Russia, and the "classical ballet" period began.

The dance skirt in "Swan Lake" is based on the principle of bionics, which increases the length to the extreme, and at the same time spreads around. It is composed of four or five layers of silk folds, like the white waving wings of a swan, and the skirt is attached to the actor's On a camisole of appropriate body size, the coiled hair wears a white feather headdress. This set of dance skirts was specified as the standard dance skirt for ballet, and it has been in use today and is called "Tutu skirt".


Modern ballet dress


Ballet dancers wear specially designed costumes. For them, practice clothes are not just for beauty, each of them is very practical. The most basic requirement is to have a protective effect.

Tights and tights are basic practice clothes. In the classical ballet period, women usually wear black tights and pink tights. There are many styles of women's tights in modern ballet, such as suspenders, sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, long sleeves, and deep U and light backs. U, the collar shape is generally V-shaped, and some have a little fold decoration on the chest, and there is a high-necked and long-sleeved tights that can be worn when you need to keep warm. There are various colors, red, blue, and purple are the most common. The fabric is generally made of cotton, which absorbs sweat but is not durable; nylon is very elastic but has poor sweat absorption capacity. There are also velvet upper body and cotton lower body, but the price is relatively expensive.

Female dancers generally do not wear tights, only stockings and skirts. Generally speaking, nylon is the most common in pantyhose. There is a dance socks with holes in the soles of the feet, which can relieve the pain of the feet during dance. Footless pantyhose is worn by some professional dancers. The length is from waist to ankle. There are generally four types of gauze skirts: ultra-short gauze skirts, knee-length gauze skirts, gauze skirts with short front and long back, and printed gauze skirts from the edge to the calf.

In addition, girls with long hair must tie their hair up and curl it up. There should be no loose hair, so that it will not affect the movement. Jewelry is not allowed in the classroom, because it may be possible when doing large movements. Will hurt yourself or others unintentionally.

In general, no matter what kind of costume, the most important thing is tight fitting, so that the ballet teacher can quickly find the dancer's mistakes in the movement and correct them immediately.