LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MCB Shares the Art of Costume Creation

Last Friday Miami City Ballet headed to NSU’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale to spend some time with students at the Auto Nation Academy of Art + Design Creative Summer Art Academy.

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Our Costume Designer & Director, Haydee Morales, along with Costume Artist Maria Morales, who also happens to be her sister, took a group of approximately 60 students (ages 5-18) on a creative journey of costume and wardrobe design. From inception to execution, Haydee and Maria described the many different sides of costume design, from how long it can take to create wardrobe for a ballet, to where they get their materials—even noting the Wardrobe team’s frequent trips to New York City since supplies can be hard to find locally.

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When describing her creative process, Haydee, who has been a part of the Miami City Ballet family since 1986, explained that in costume design, all an artist has to rely on is his or her mind and hands.

After the demonstration, it was time to get hands-on. The young artists got up close to various finished pieces from past MCB performances, excitedly examining several intricate costumes, headpieces and masks. Later, the kids even shared some of their own original creations made during their time at the summer art academy.

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A big thank you to Bonnie Clearwater &  NSU’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale for hosting us. We hope to visit again soon!

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