What's that plate-like dress that the ballerina is wearing

Sat Mar 26 09:37:58 CST 2022

They said they wanted to try to see a ballet, but they were afraid that they could not understand and appreciate it.Let everyone familiar with this seemingly very far away art, later can be bold to buy tickets ~

One of the hallmarks of classical ballet is the plate-like dress worn by female dancers.

In classical ballet, the tutu is called a "tutu," a name that is universal and easy to remember.The etymology is said to have come from French, but the exact process of evolution is disputed.

Modern tutu falls into two categories, Romantic tutu and Classical tutu.The former, produced in the early 19th century during the Romantic period, is a soft, lightweight bell-shaped gauze skirt.The latter is after about half a century, with the maturity of ballet technology appeared with hardness and support in the shape of the plate dance skirt.

tutu bell-shaped

tutu bell-shaped


tutu the plate

tutu the plate

But in Chinese custom, tutu is sometimes used exclusively to refer to the latter.

Making tutu is a job that requires both high skill and good aesthetic taste, but it is a very exquisite knowledge!Tutu is pretty, but there's one big difference from the familiar haute couture equivalent: fashion, where supermodels stroll the runway in them and celebrities wave for photos on the red carpet, is basically mission accomplished.

But turning only gorgeous stunning appearance is not enough, it also has a strong functional -- the dancers wear this dress again and dance on the stage, so as to fit in style but also comfortable and soft, dancing, more can't hinder their movements cannot wear dancer's skin, but with dancer's body 2 for one, together with the movements of the dancers.Is it very technical?

Tutu's plate section is "plate-like" because the structure relies on wire coils and layers of hard yarn.The small tutu has six or seven layers, while the big tutu can have up to 14 or 15 layers, depending on the character and the actor's condition (for example, small girls should not try the big tutu easily).

Well, since it's a fairy, it must be elegant, right? Miniskirts are no good;

Well, since it is a fairy, so must be lightsome right, the kind of court ladies used a skirt and stiff feeling full long dress to drag the floor is also not good.

Thus, the romantic tutu came into being: long, Peng, floating.The Tutu silhouette is not made of any hard material, but is created by layers of gauze with a balance of softenness and superb tailoring.

Therefore, romantic tutu static when the type, dance and light and elegant, it is home travel to play fairy necessary medicine.It's hard not to wear "fairy".

The 1830s and 1840s were the first golden age of ballet, when ballet began its comprehensive development as an independent performing art -- for example, the Romantic Tutu, which we have just introduced, and the very familiar "dancing on toes" technique of toes.

Since then, the dance technology of ballet is toward the direction of "reverse nature" without turning back, from "practice you can also dance" gradually upgraded to "killed you do not believe that this is a human can jump out of the dance".Like traditional European dance, ballet also attaches more importance to leg movements, so the skirt is so long, how can those incredible skills be seen?

To keep up with the audience's demand, the tutu classics went from the "puffy knee-length skirt" that first appeared in the late 19th century to the dish skirt you see today, where every square centimeter of the legs is clearly visible.In English, there's a nickname for this: Pancake/Plate tutu.

For example, in the classic ballet Don《Quixote》, which was created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the female dancers start wearing tutu.