GLAMOUR TURNOUT: Models and students from Wollongbar TAFE parade their colourful creations at yesterday’s student-planned activity, the Tutu Review.
GLAMOUR TURNOUT: Models and students from Wollongbar TAFE parade their colourful creations at yesterday’s student-planned activity, the Tutu Review. Patrick Gorbunovs

Tutu terrific show

STUDENTS have had the opportunity to show their teachers, parents, peers and the public what they've been learning at the Wollongbar TAFE's Tutu Review.

Meg Lake modelling the Blossoms of Kyoto Tutu created by Wollongbar Tafe student Megan Campbell as a part of the Wollongbar Tafe Tutu Review. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
Meg Lake modelling the Blossoms of Kyoto Tutu created by Wollongbar Tafe student Megan Campbell as a part of the Wollongbar Tafe Tutu Review. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

Thirteen students doing their Certificate IV in Costume for Performance had the chance to show off their beautiful designs at a showcase organised and overseen by seven students doing a Certificate III in Events Management.

Meanwhile, the audience enjoyed wood-fired pizzas and other scrumptious delicacies made by 10 Certificate Two in Hospitality students.

Fashion and design teacher Jean Ward was especially proud of how the students planned and organised the activity, an event that pulled students together from different areas of TAFE, who had to work in unison to pull it off successfully.

And pull it off they did, she said.

"The students have been great," said Mrs Ward.

She explained that they had all "needed to be on the same page".

So why tutus?

The students completed the pieces as a requirement for a dance and physical theatre unit area of study.

Megan Campbell was one of the Costume students with her tutu on display, modelled by friend Meg Lake.

Her Japanese-inspired tutu entitled "Blossoms of Kyoto" came from scouring markets in Japan and studying traditional clothing.

"It's got a real natural raw beauty about it, which I like," she said.

Model Teya Steinberg modelling a creation by Rebekah Schofeild at the Wollongbar Tafe Tutu Review. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
Model Teya Steinberg modelling a creation by Rebekah Schofeild at the Wollongbar Tafe Tutu Review. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

For a woman who loves collecting Japanese fabrics, it seemed fitting that all of the fabrics in the bodice were reconstructed from vintageJapanese garments.

"It did take a lot of time; it is a traditional tutu, so it was a very laborious construction," Megan said.

"But we got through it with a lot of laughter."



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