The XII ceremony of presentation of the National fashion award "Golden Spindle" takes place in Saint Petersburg today. The Bolshoi art atelier won the "Art of the theatre costume" nomination for costumes for "Ivan the Terrible" ballet.
The costumes and setting were created by famous theatre artist Simon Virsaladze in 1975. The settings have been lost and remade for new edition with sketches. But the costumes stayed safe and have been restored by The Bolshoi art ateliers.
All the costumes for "Ivan the Terrible" are hand-made. Many of them have been created in the process of dance rehearsals: Virsaladze added details, cut the waste, while actors were repeating movements. That way the artist could immediately see how these costumes would look on the stage.
Sincere congratulations to The Bolshoi art atelier for winning such an honourable award!