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Photo Paul Kolnik, 1997

  Ms. Hynes seen here working with Mr. Robbins on her costume design for "Brandenburg." This was Mr. Robbins' last original work. The dancer is Eva Natanya, member of the corps de ballet.

ased on over 20 years of experience in the maintenance and precise recreation of costumes for ballet, Ms. Hynes is considered to be a leading authority representing the teaching of costume reproduction of many established designs by ballet designers such as Karinska and Irene Sharaff. She has assisted many companies in the U.S. and abroad including; the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris Opera in Paris, France; Theatre du Capitol in Toulouse, France; The Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany; The Cincinnati Ballet; The San Francisco Ballet; The Birmingham Royal Ballet in Birmingham, England; The Royal Ballet in London, England; The Miami City Ballet, La Scala, Milan, Italy; The Het National Ballet in Amsterdam; The Hamburg Ballet in Germany;  The Berlin National Ballet in Germany; Dresden SemperOper Ballet in Dresden, Germany and The Kirov Ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

In her role as costume consultant, Ms. Hynes provides elaborate, accurate and comprehensive costume "bibles" with detailed information on color, fabrics, trims, headpieces and precise dimensions of each historical costume. In most cases, she personally visits costume shops for on-site consultation and approval, fittings and  for dress rehearsals.

The list of productions on which she has consulted includes:

Balanchine Ballets

  • 4 Temperaments
  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • Ballo de la Regina (Ben Benson)
  • Bugaku (Karinska)
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Divertimento #15 (Karinska)
  • Duo Concertante
  • Episodes
  • Jewels (Karinska)
  • La Sonnambula (Dorothea Tanning)
  • La Source (Karinska)
  • La Valse (Karinska)
  • Liebeslieder Walzer (Karinska)
  • Monumentum Pro Gesualdo and Movements for Piano and Orchestra
  • Mozartiana (Ter-Arutunian)
  • Nutcracker (Karinska)
  • Orpheus (Noguchi)
  • Pavane
  • Prodigal Son (Rouault)
  • Serenade (Karinska)
  • Square Dance
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in 3
  • Symphony in C (Karinska)
  • Tarantella (Karinska)
  • Tzigane (Eula)
  • Valse Fantasie (Karinska)
  • Western Symphony (Karinska)

Jerome Robbins Ballets

  • Afternoon of a Faun (Sharaff)
  • Brandenburg (Hynes)
  • Circus Polka
  • Dances at a Gathering (Eula)
  • Dybbuk (Zipprodt)
  • Fancy Free (Love)
  • Glass Pieces (Ben Benson)
  • In The Night (Dowell)
  • Opus 19 (Eula)
  • Suite of Dances (Loquasto)
  • The Cage (Sobotka)
  • The Concert (Sharaff)
  • The Goldberg Variations (Eula)
  • West Side Story Suites (Sharaff)
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