The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project

Artists

Angel Wong

Designed and built by Angel Wong, national open-call for artists selection. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

Toronto-based designer and dancer Angel Wong selected the theme of Continuous Movement for her submission. Drawing from the Futurist period, her piece references the famous 1913 sculpture by Umberto Boccioni, “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space”, which depicts a human-like figure seemingly flying through air. This tutu evokes an aerodynamic fluidity by using exaggerated folds, angles and volumes, creating an asymmetrical, architectural-like form.

Born in Hong Kong, Wong trained at The Australian Ballet School, and has performed with companies around the world such as Hong Kong Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Ballet J├Ârgen Canada and Proarte Danza. Upon retiring as a Principal Artist in 2008, Wong enrolled at OCAD University, where she received a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design. In 2010 she launched NYLONBALLERINA, a creative design company specializing in costumes and set design. Wong is set to launch her debut collection of non-traditional bridal and contemporary evening wear under her own label, Angel Wong.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.