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Monday, 05 June 2017 09:15

Alberta Ballet 50th Anniversary Video

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Happy Anniversary to The Alberta Ballet! I worked as a dresser for the ballet when they performed at the University of Lethbridge, in 1983. I was thrilled to work professionally with the company in 1994, as Tour Mistress. It's a joy to see the company so strong today, continuing on it's amazing path ... enjoy

Monday, 09 January 2017 17:37

Chinese Hairstyles Through the Dynasties

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Here's the different hairstyles Chinese people had throughout history.

Monday, 23 January 2017 13:34

The Red Barn: Behind The Scene Changes

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What's it like to work on a stage crew behind the scenes, during a show?

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:54

Costumes with Sam Fleming! | The Phantom of the Opera

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Cameron Mackintosh, Sam Fleming and Heather Chockley talk about some of the costumes on The Phantom of the Opera North American Tour.

Monday, 16 January 2017 11:54

Dressing food for that perfect shot

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Costumers often use shoe polish, glycerine, food colouring and glue, but we're not the only ones ...

A video showing how I went from Princess to Ogre during a live show! 

Good job!

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The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.