The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project


Dance Victoria

Designed and built by Carole Sabiston on behalf of Dance Victoria. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

The Pacific Ocean and coastal scenery of Victoria, British, Columbia inspired the creation of this tutu. Watery blue and greens swirling together with the white tulle mimic the ocean’s waves, while sailboats gracefully pirouette across the surface of the blue water against the backdrop of the rocky coastline of the tutu’s waistband.

Dance Victoria brings the world’s best dance companies to the stage at the Royal Theatre and, with its comprehensive Dance Futures programs, fosters the professional and creative development of this community at Dance Victoria Studios.

Carole Sabiston is internationally renowned for her large-scale murals, tapestries and aerial sculptures. Her large commissions number over 40 and are located across North America, Great Britain and Europe. Her works are represented in many fine institutions, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization. She has been awarded the Saidye Bronfman Award, Order of BC, Honorary Doctorate (Fine Art, University of Victoria) the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and membership in the Royal Canadian Academy.

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