Odalisque from Le Corsaire

Le Corsaire (The Pirate) is a ballet based on a poem by Lord Byron and set in the mysterious Near East, Turkey. An odalisque was a servant in the Turkish ruler’s court and features in the ballet. The iconic 2 piece costume well recognised. This tutu traveled “across-the-ditch” to New Zealand for the Alana HainesContinue reading “Odalisque from Le Corsaire”

Le Corsaire – Pas D’Esclave Variation

I’ve made a few of these costumes over the past few years. As a stretch costumeĀ  it’s a snug and secure fit for younger dancers. The bodice is not too deeply cut and extends comfortably down through the midriff as the dancer is young and good coverage was requested. The basque reaches just short ofContinue reading “Le Corsaire – Pas D’Esclave Variation”