Costume Designer Holly Hynes and Costume Maker Coco Dupont came to town late in August for a rendezvous with Kansas City Ballet’s Artistic Director Devon Carney and the ballet’s costume shop team. We joined the group as they went to work fitting the in-progress costumes that have been created for Kansas City Ballet’s new NUTCRACKER.
Among the costumes slated to be tried on that day were the Snowflakes and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Dancers came and went, measurements were taken, and details were discussed. Costume pieces were marked and pinned for many aspects including fit of the bodices, length of the tutus, and placement of sleeves. Attention was paid to the look of the costumes as well as to how they move and feel for the dancer.
Take a look at how the Snowflake and Sugar Plum Fairy costumes are coming together:
As the clock ticks down to the Nutcracker’s opening curtain on December 5, KCPT’s Arts Upload takes a backstage look at the creative process, and the potentially risky business of rebooting a classic! Go behind the scenes with with online video extras and learn about the ballet with an interactive timeline and more at kcpt.org/artsupload.