If there's one thing that's better than witnessing The Nutcracker from the audience, it's getting an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes into the production. Luckily, Pacific Northwest Ballet agrees with this sentiment—the company just released an amazing video offering a peek backstage.
Led by PNB dancer Elle Macy (who was preparing to dance Dewdrop later in the evening), the video is chock-full of detailed costume shots, a look at the makeup room, a tour of the stage, and much, much more. What's cooler is that we get a glimpse of the beautiful angel costumes featured in our "From the Page to the Stage" feature in action! Macy is super informative, and her enthusiasm for dancing in this holiday staple is apparent from the start (not to mention, her Dewdrop is A+—don't miss the performance footage at the end!). Check out the full video below.
Backstage Tour with Dewdrop - George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® www.youtube.com