The tutu you know

Sat Mar 26 09:19:24 CST 2022

In classical ballet, tutu can be divided into two categories:

1.TUTU skirt

TUTU is the most iconic dance skirt in classical ballet, derived from the ballet skirt of Louis XIV period.


The characteristic is that the skirt is extremely short, the length does not exceed the knee, and it is stretched by the waist. It is short. There are multiple layers of silk cloth. Generally, more than six layers of yarn are used to appear layered.

TUTU is made of special hard yarn, shaped like a pancake, aesthetically speaking, it is very regular and symmetrical.

In addition, TUTU used for performances usually has corresponding tops and bottoms directly connected.


However, the work that made TUTU ascend to the altar and reach the top is the most familiar "Swan Lake". Even when people talk about ballet, they will think of the white swan in the white pure TUTU skirt and the black glamorous TUTU skirt. swan.


2. Long skirt


The long skirt is a symbolic dance skirt for romantic ballet.


The dance skirt is made up of multiple layers of yarn, and its skirt almost reaches the ankles and is shaped like a bell.

Generally, it is mainly light-colored. When dancing, the skirt yarn swings, which looks agile and elegant, giving people a visual beauty of floating and flying.


Unlike the classic TUTU, the romantic long skirt does not have such high requirements for the dancer's leg shape. The first dance drama "Fairy" that wore a long skirt to dance the whole show happened to be a father who provided him with leg conditions. It's not made by such a good daughter.

What people didn’t expect was that this small move shifted everyone’s attention to the toes, thus continuously developing the skills on the toes, and improving the technique of the toe dance to a jaw-dropping height. Together with the white veil skirts, this light and elegant dance style of "white skirt ballet" was created for the romantic ballet period, and its influence has continued to this day.


Romantic long skirts, with the softest colors, give people a dreamlike feeling. Whether it is "Fairies" or "Romeo and Juliet", even to Balanchine's work "Serenade", they all express the beauty of ballet. Incisively extreme.