December 2017

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December 2017

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Innovative Costume of the 21st Century: The Next Generation

The World Costume Design Curatorial committee announced its second major exhibition titled Innovative Costumes of the 21st Century: The Next Generation. This exhibit was conceived through the collaboration between A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, OISTAT, and USITT. The world premiere will be held at the State Historical Museum in Moscow, Russia, June-August 2019.

This exhibition will feature innovative work of young professionals, students, independent costume, and fashion designers, as well as interpreters and costume makers from 57 nations worldwide who started their career between 2000 and 2018. Costume renderings, collages, photographs, computer generated designs, videos, and three-dimensional costumes created by designers for cinema, opera, ballet, theatre, devised work, performing arts, and fashion will be showcased. Learn more.

International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging Now Available

ESTA and PLASA announced the release of an International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging (ICOPER), which is available as a free download at or

The practices described in the Code are intended to provide a universal foundation for those engaged in planning, managing, and executing entertainment rigging. ICOPER also provides guidelines to develop policy, design training content, or help establish certification criteria.