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Bea Feitler papersProfessional work ➔ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, costume design sketches


Related people/organizations

Bea Feitler (inscribed by)
Bea Feitler (designer)



Work Type

design drawings


14 in (width) x 16.5 in (height)


Loose sketch in pencil and watercolor of a principal dancer's costume. The sketch also incorporates fabric swatches.


Principal / —> sleeves are very important / sleeve start at shoulder attached to leotard / Bea Feitler 1972 ;THE LARK ASCENDING / First female soloist / Leotard and tights--same color (orange) / first skirts / pleated orange georgette and the inserts triangular pie shapes in mauve (unpleated) / second skirts / resting low on the hips plain mauve georgette / all skirts are composed of pie shaped pieces with a princess line in front and rear--V shaped more severe in front then in rear./ The length of these skirts are not even depending upon the line of the leg.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


Box OSx2, Folder 5




Bea Feitler. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, costume design sketches. 1972. Bea Feitler papers; Professional work . New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Oct 2019.

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