Edward Gorey Ballet Tote

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Edward Gorey Ballet Tote

Exclusively designed for the Metropolitan Opera, our unique black tote features a whimsical image of a pastel-colored ballerina standing en pointe, drawn by American artist, Edward Gorey in his darkly amusing style. A reproduction of Gorey’s signature appears beneath the illustration in white.

With an overall dimension of 18” W x 18” H and a 2 ½” deep gusset, this stylish, multi–purpose bag, is made of poly-poplin and a non-woven laminate. Fabricated of 100% cotton, the black double handles measure 14” long.
This sturdy tote is handy around town, at the park or beach and makes an excellent companion to ballet class. It is a delightful tribute to the many graceful and elegant dancers at the American Ballet Theatre.

  • A Met Opera Exclusive
  • Black exterior and interior
  • Poly poplin with non-woven laminate
  • 18" W x 2 ½” D x 18” H
  • 100% cotton double handles 14”
  • No pockets
  • Machine wash in cold water on gentle cycle
  • No bleach
  • Air or tumble dry with no heat.
  • Iron from reverse side only
  • Printed in USA?



In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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