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Lighting Design for

The Nutcracker

& Other Dance

Lighting design for the national tour of the Donetsk Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. Although I have worked on at least 15 different versions of this holiday classic, this was the first production for a foreign company. The Donetsk Ballet is a major professional company in the Ukraine, and was in the States produced by Performing Arts Productions, a presenter of Broadway touring productions. Designed for large road houses throughout the States, the approach dealt mainly with bright, broad strokes, highlighting the world-famous principals with followspots. Adding some colour and variety to the scenery and dancers through templates provided visual interest without taking away from the dance.

 Donetsk Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, Act II.

Lighting Design for Nevada Dance Theatre, a professional dance company in Las Vegas. Although primarily a classical ballet company, NDT regularly choreographed modern pieces, which often gives a lighting designer a little more opportunity to play. Here the use of almost complimentary colours highlights not only the dancers bodies and movements; it also reflects the passion and tension inherent in this piece.
Photo Gallery -Painting a 2nd Act Drop For THE NUTCRACKER
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