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Dave 1234 wrote:
Nice pictures, Ron. I agree. You never get tired of a Nutcracker performance. And I certainly know of the difficulty of working with stage lighting that can vary from quite good to dismal, in a heartbeat. Do you have difficulty with dancers standing out of the lights? I find that the younger dancers often aren't aware of what areas are well-lit, and what areas are a little dark. Even such problems as a dancer moving too far forward, on the stage, and not being adequately lit.
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Especially with something as intricately choreographed as the Nutcracker, with so many dancers, the dancers don't have the freedom to go anywhere except where they are supposed to be.
It's not the dancers that frustrate me, it's the lighting especially at these old theatres. The Athenaeum, where Ballet Chicago performs its Nutcracker shows, is more than 100 years old. The lighting falls off at the front of the stage and the back of the stage. That's the part that kills me. Especially the front of the stage. Geesh.