Ballet Dictionary: Kilt
What: A kilt is a type of knee-length garment that resembles a skirt, with pleats in the back. It is usually made of woolen cloth in a tartan pattern. It originated as a full-length traditional dress of boys and men in the Scottish highlands in the 16th century. The modern kilt emerged between the 17th to 18th century, which is essentially the bottom half of the kilt. It is usually worn in a formal environment.
The kilt is most commonly seen in the ballet La Sylphide, as worn by the character James. The ballet was choreographed in the 19th century with Scotland as its setting.
Ballet: La Sylphide
Dancer: Eduardson Evangelio, Trainee
Location: Ballet Manila Studio 1