Maria Taglioni was the first ballerina to wear a tutu during the performance of La Sylphide at Paris Opera on March 12, 1832. The tutu was a light muslin dress with a fitted bodice along with a full, airy skirt reaching within 12 inches (30 centimeters) of the floor and designed by Eugene Lami. Prior ballerinas wore cumbersome costumes that inhibited their movements.
March 12, 1832
- Marie Taglioni, Romantic Ballet and Tutus | Byron’s muse
Jan 27, 2014 – Marie Taglioni as Flora in Didelot’s ‘Zéphire et Flore’, London Romantic ballet is an … 1830s Marie Taglioni wears the first tutu in ‘La Sylphide’.
- Marie Taglioni | Italian dancer | Britannica.com
The diaphanous dress she wore in La Sylphide, with its fitted bodice and airy, bell-like skirt, was the prototype of the tutu, the full, light skirt that, in various lengths …
- The Story of the Tutu – Dance Magazine
Oct 2, 2007 – Marie Taglioni, performing on pointe (also a novel development then) and wearing a costume sometimes credited to Eugène Lami, danced the …
- DANCE: TAGLIONI IN ART – The New York Times
Nov 26, 1984 – So wrote the French Romantic poet, Theophile Gautier, about Marie … the Taglioni figure in the Romantic tutu in this version wears a top hat!
- Marie Taglioni – New World Encyclopedia
Aug 15, 2018 – Marie Taglioni as Flore in Charles Didelot’s ballet Zephire et Florein. … Marie in her long, white tutu dancing lightly on her pointe shoes became …