i’m not much a christmas fan, but watching the end of the Nutcracker performance instantly put me in the mood. and the score from tchaikovsky is stunning…some of my most favorite classical music. this was the final production of the Nutcracker at the Pacific Northwest Ballet featuring the famous (and infamous) set design pieces created by Maurice Sendak, and choreographed by Kent Stowell. they asked me to photograph the end of the performance, but more importantly the breakdown of the massive set pieces (an amazing orchestration all by itself), and the crating and storing of all the costumes and decor.
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