All photos (c) Danny Kim
This morning at 11, the Boston Ballet will give the press its first look at the all-new costumes and sets for the BB's re-vamped The Nutcracker.
But last month they let us behind the scenes to photograph the in-progress designs in the costume shop. Here's a taste of what we saw.
We've just returned from Clarendon Street in the South End, where Boston Ballet is beginning the final run-throughs of George Balanchine's rarely-performed three-act, Jewels, which opens at the Wang next week. We'll have better video coming soon -- um, like without my leg in it -- but to tide you over, here's a few minutes of what they're up to:
And now for something completely different. Just before Thanksgiving, the Celtics handed over control of the halftime festivities to the Boston Ballet, who opted not to come out with a straight-up preview of their annual cash cow but instead offered a newly-choreographed routine outside their comfort zone.