Choreographers and costume designers in the 21st century now choose costumes which best suit the purpose of their ballet. This means that depending on the ballet, you may see a Romantic tutu, a Classical tutu or no tutu at all.P.7 (A Beginner’s Guide to Ballet)
It is singular that the Japanese, who rarely commit a solecism in taste in their national costume, architecture, or decorative art, seem to be perfectly destitute of perception when they borrow ours.Isabella married name Isabella Bishop Bird
Even if heaven were real, and measured as Revelation says, so many cubits this wayand that, how gimcrack a place it would be, crammed with its pavements of gold, its gates of pearl and topaz, like a gigantic chunkof costume jewelry.Margaret Laurence
The same costume will be Indecent?10 years before its time Shameless?5 years before its time Outre (daring)?1year before its time Smart Dowdy?1year after its time Hideous?10 years after its time Ridiculous?20 years after its time Amusing?30 years after its time Quaint?50 years after its time Charming?70 years after its time Romantic?100 years after its time Beautiful?150 years after its time.James Laver
Tudo acaba, leitor; é um velho truísmo, a que se pode acrescentar que nem tudo o que dura muito tempo. Esta segunda parte não acha crentes fáceis, ao contrário, a idéia de que um castelo de vento dura mais que o mesmo vento de que é feito, dificilmente se despegará da cabeça, e é bom que seja assim, para que se não perca o costume daquelas construções quase eternas.joaquim maria machado de assis
We wish to see churches and Christian Chinese presided over by pastors and officers of their own countrymen, worshipping the true God in the land of their fathers, in the costume of their fathers, in their own tongue wherein they were born, and in edifices of a thoroughly Chinese style of architecture.james hudson taylor
The growing drama has outgrown such toys Of simulated stature, face, and speech: It also peradventure may outgrow The simulation of the painted scene, Boards, actors, prompters, gaslight, and costume, And take for a worthier stage the soul itself, Its shifting fancies and celestial lights, With all its grand orchestral silences To keep the pauses of its rhythmic sounds.Book V. (Aurora Leigh (1857))
Debased men, but they all had something in common: They showed a keen regard for virtue, and tried to dress themselves in that costume. Hypocrisy, for all its bad reputation, at least showed a decent respect for goodness.orson scott card
Mythological subjects always new. Modern subjects difficult because of the absence of the nude and the wretchedness of modern costume.eugène delacroix
Immortals is without doubt the best-looking awful movie you will ever see. Eiko Ishioka's costume designs alone deserve an Oscar nomination. "They weren't at all historically accurate," grumbled a woman in the elevator after the sneak preview, as if lots of documentation exists about the wardrobes of the gods. She added: "I guess that's what we deserve for using free tickets we got at a Blackhawks game."roger ebert
Che il pel si cangia, e’l costume non mai.niccolò forteguerri
Everyone goes to the 'Grands-Boulevards' (in Paris, ed.) and let himself loose… …Do not picture these in costume, they are not for the most part… …perhaps a clown with a big nose, or two girls with bare necks and short skirts… …the parade of the queens of the halls (markets) is also one of the events… …Some are pretty but look awkward in their silk dresses and crowns, particularly as the broad sun displays their defects – perhaps a neck too thin or a painted face which shows ghastley white in the sunlight.Edward Hopper
I know I've reached the stage where other artists would bleach their hair or buy a fancy costume, but, inexcusably, I can only be me, which is a full-time occupation and causes terrible backaches.morrissey
'Cause a costume can be comfortable It can make you feel more beautiful It can even make you look like someone else But it's still you, so there's nothing you can do Like a bad habit, the one you couldn't kick, there it always is And it's nothing that no doctor's gonna fix.conor oberst
It is usually not wise to discuss matters of costume with people like this, politics or religion being far safer topicks.thomas pynchon
This is my costume. I'm a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else.Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson, The Addams Family (1991; said by Wednesday Addams as portrayed by Christina Ricci).
The costume changes have over the years been adopted by kathak dancers, mainly because the peshwaz is more comfortable and also allows viewers to see the intricate footwork which gets obstructed by saris and long ghagras . Rao uses all three costumes for her dancers-saris, ghagra-sari and the peshwaz.Maya Rao in "Maya Rao: Grand Dame of Kathak"
The dance style is sensitive to the world, the musical note and the rhythmic beat. It treats the body in halves, with the lower part interpreting rhythms while the upper part moves around the arc and diagonal chords, to the melody. It has an abhinaya , or expressional tradition, that uses the body the face the micro-features and hand gestures in addition to costume to interpret the song, poem or the emotion.By Arshiya Sethi in "sattriya : the redefining of a tradition."
...the vivacity of Yakshagana, including its costume, dance and music, deserved it to become the representative exhibition art of the State.Mr. Holla in "Clamour grows for Yakshagana to become Karnataka’s showpiece art".
Che il pel si cangia, e’l costume non mai.III, 54.
Since the great French Revolution all colour has been gradually dying out of the male costume, until we have got reduced to our present gamut of brown, black and neutral tint; which, combined with the chimney-pot hat and the swallow-tailed coat, form a costume by no means particularly adapted to refresh the eye seeking for form or colour.William Burges Art applied to industry: a series of lectures, 1865, p. 8
Get my swan costume ready.... Play that last measure very softly.Who: Anna Pavlova
If the cardinal points of costume are Robes,Tato, Rig and Scunge, where are shorts in this compass? Theyare the never Robes as other bareleg outfits have been: the toga, the kilt, the lava-lava, the Mahatma's cotton dhoti; archbishops and field marshals at their ceremonies never wear shorts. The very word means underpants in North America.Les(lie Allan) Murray