Take a tour of the Grands Ballets’ costume workshop! Mélanie Ferrero heads the Grands Ballets’ set and costume studio and gives us an insider look at how the magic comes to life behind the scenes of The Nutcracker.
Passion and patience are the required skills for the seamstresses that join Les Grands Ballets' costume workshop team for The Nutcrcaker season! To represent the 165 characters on stage during the ballet, several hundred costumes are required. Each must be repaired and adjusted each year according to the different dancers who will perform each role, and according to the different castings for the multitude of shows.
Do you know how much it costs each year to refresh the costumes for The Nutcracker? Or what is the average budget for a classical tutu? Learn the answers to these questions and so much more in the following video!
Video: Latrompette Studio
Editing: Patrick Pleau