|The studio of the Royal Youth
Ballet Company, and the Royal School of Ballet. North Royalton,
Ohio, March, 2002 .
||Preparations for future
performances, in the North Royalton studio.
|Training, photographed in mid
||More training in in the North Royalton studio.|
|Board Member Steve Baker
with a truck loaded with our supplies at the World View Community
Church loading dock.
||Part of the collection of
costumues are unloaded and sorted.
|Lighting preparations took
of the afternoon.
||Plenty of room for
|Hundreds of pounds of lighing
equipment is lowered to the state floor to allow adjustments.
||Another early backstage setup
|Artistic Director Joanne
Morscher inspecting the condition of the costumes after their truck
||Behind the stage, a corridor
filled with props and tools.
|The pulleys and ropes that
control the varous lighing, backdrops and curtains.
||Our heavy Harliquin "floor"
ready to be unrolled.
|We even brourght a pair of
own "barre's" along for the practice before the show.
||A makeshift dressing area was
cleared of backstage clutter and curtained off.
|After sweeping the black
stage surface clean of grit, our Harliquin floor is unrolled.
||Steve Baker hauls in a very
heavy roll of "floor". At our home studio, this "floor" is
only the top layer of an elaborate sprung floor system.
|The "floor" is unrolled and
carefully positioned so as to avoid irregularities and to
preserve guide markings.
||The "floor" is taped down
Harliquin tape. Ordinary Duct tape does not work in this setting
as it gums up the floor when removed later.
|The "floor" is about ready
the backdrop and lighting is adjusted.
||Way back and up high behind
audience seating is the main sound and lighting booth. Here is a
part of that.
|Measurments for the placement
||View from the stage.
|The view from center stage.
||We are ready.
|"Port de Bra" dress rehearsal
||"Diamonds" as scene from the
|Board member Steve Baker
after helping getting the sound system going.
||Mac and the girls.|
|Fast paced and less fast
||"Port de Bra Study" waiting
their turn under the
|The Angels have earned their
||"Marzipan" wearing stage
|Chinese Tea dancers adjusting
the chopsticks in their hair.
||More backstage adjustments
|Dancers are often paired
backstage so as to help each other quickly into new costumes and to
make everything look just right.
||"Snow Scene" and "Angels"
sharing the stage.
|Angels rehearsing on stage.
||The pesky Snow Pom Poms which
need endless repair.
||Ahh! The Sugar Plum
Fairy finally arrived.
|Top secret documents for the
show revealed in this spy photo.
||The Nutcracker Introduction rehearsal.|
|More Nutcracker Intoduction.||Everyone from "Land of Sweets" has arrived.|
|"Hot Chocolate from Spain."||"Coffee from Arabia"|
|"Coffee from Arabia." Great Flexibility.||"Chinese Tea"|
|Waiting for the Finale rehearsal.|
|Mother Ginger & the "Polichenilles"||"Mother Ginger & the Polichenilles"|
|"Mother Ginger & the Polichenilles"||Eager eyes watch from with wings.|
|"Chinese Tea and Hot Chocolate" posing backstage.||"Dewdrop and her Flowers"|
|Even dancers sneeze.||Mac and Nicole in the Nutcracker Pas de Deux.|
|Beautiful position!||More Pas!|
|Excitement and silliness.||Candy Canes.|
|The Candy Canes with the ever popular hula hoops.||Board member Arnie Morscher
pleased with the way things are going.
|Mother Ginger and her troupe!||Very happy dancers on Stage Left.|
|Watching from Stage Right, dancers and RYBC Stage Crew.||Watching the Candy Canes in the Finale.|
|Getting ready to go "on stage."||Nearing midnight, holiday decorating preparations by the World View staff are still going on in the lobby.|
|A final lobby picture before going outside in the heavy rain.|
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