Atlanta Ballet Studios Tour

On June 6, TASA members toured the Atlanta Ballet studios, prop room, costume room and costume workshop. The group enjoyed seeing the architecture of the Ballet’s LEED certified building with its iconic KALWALL–the insulating light transmitting wall paneling; the dance studios with their Marley floor covering; and the stunning photographs of dancers on every wall.

In the costume room we saw hundreds of different costumes for all of the many different ballet productions. We learned how the costumes are designed so they can be altered for different body sizes, and to allow for the movement of the dancer.  Attention is given to the costumes to take into account wear areas–such as the waist.  TASA members were in awe of the intricate details of the costumes as well as the quality of the fabrics and workmanship involved in their creation.  We learned how the costumes are cleaned and how they are often shared with other theatrical, musical and dance companies.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin.

Save the Date: TASA’s Summer 2017 Program

 

On Tuesday, June 6th, at 11 am, Lauren Wilson of the Atlanta Ballet will give TASA members a brief tour of the Atlanta Ballet facility and studios. Following Lauren’s tour, Colleen McGonegle, interim costume director, and her team will engage TASA members in conversation on costume design and the creation process.  Costumes from this past season’s productions of Paquita, Vespertine, and Allegro Brillante will be on display in addition to mock-ups for next season’s production of Beauty and the Beast.

Location: 1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (GPS: enter Marietta Blvd. NW)

(Marietta Blvd between Chattahoochee Ave. and Huff Rd, NOT Marietta St. downtown)

2017 TASA members free; $10 guests

RSVP: gvgoodwin@aol.com

  

 

A Visit With Hellenne Vermillion

At TASA’s spring program, artist Hellenne  Vermillion shared her silk painting techniques and designs.  She explained the kinds of paints and fabrics she uses in her work.  She also showed the group many beautiful wall hangings, kimonos, masks, scarves and other accessories she has created.  After Hellenne’s formal presentation, she gave the group an opportunity to do their own silk painting with materials she had set up.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin