Floating on Air: Ballet Costume Atelier and Presentations | Brad Rosenstein with Jean Lamprell

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David Walker, design sketch for Titania fairy costume, "The Dream," from A Midsummer Night's Dream, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton. Het Nationale Ballet, 1977

January 9, 2013 - February 3, 2013
Brad Rosenstein, independent curator, transforms the Kimball Education Gallery into a functional atelier that will showcase the ballet costume-making process. Renowned costumier Jean Lamprell, whose work has ranged from The Royal Opera House to Broadway, will be in residence on Saturdays and Sundays, recreating the Juliet costume she originally built for Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Romeo and Juliet, and engaging visitors with insights into tutu construction as she works. The gallery will also feature an ongoing display of videos, sketches, photos and costumes, plus special presentations by Lamprell and Patti Fitzpatrick, Costume Supervisor at San Francisco Ballet, all illuminating the magical world of ballet costume.

Gallery Hours

January 9–February 3, 2013

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1-5 pm

Visitors are welcome to enjoy an ongoing display on ballet costume featuring videos, design sketches, photos, and costumes.

Related Events

Saturdays and Sundays, January 12, 13, 26, 27 and February 2, 3 from 1-5 pm

Atelier featuring guest artist Jean Lamprell
Jean Lamprell will recreate the Juliet costume originally built for Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Romeo and Juliet culminating in a celebration of the piece on Sunday, February 3 at 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 19, 3-5 pm

Artist Reception. Refreshments served.

Sunday, January 20, 2-3 pm

Patti Fitzpatrick, Costume Supervisor for the San Francisco Ballet, will display and discuss some notable costumes from throughout the company’s history.

Saturday, January 26, 2-3 pm

Tutus: Step by Step with Jean Lamprell

Presentation on the history and construction of ballet tutus

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The Kimball Education Gallery is located in the free zone of the museum; no tickets are required. Please drop by anytime during open hours.

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