I knoooow I said I was done with Nutcracker posts, but I kind of had to share this compilation of, well, hair. It’s known amongst all FBP veteran women (and quickly learned by those just joining the ranks) that every year before the first Nut dress rehearsal of the season, our artistic director bursts into each and every ladies dressing room with two large plastic bins; One containing hair and the other full of jewels, flowers, feathers, pearls, and
small animals lace. He distributes ziplock bags based on (general) hair color, dress color and “which embellishments match each dancer’s personality”…supposedly. After the dispersal of the accoutrement, it’s up to us ladies to concoct and construct the most extravagant Victorian-era-inspired mountains of hair we can come up with. Which usually leads to the emptying of everyone’s bobby pin supply, faux curls stuck in rhinestones, tangled strands of pearls, flying feathers and finally, six successfully flamboyant cornucopias of hair.
The braided and curled coifs that take us far too long to build serve their purpose in the party scene only to be ripped from our scalps just after leaving the stage to make way for the delicate, sparkly headpieces of the snow scene. The quick change from Clara’s Mom to Lead Snow (one that I had to complete 5 times throughout the weekend), was a tad hectic, which is why my face looked like this after the last one was completed:
PURE JOY RIGHT THERE.
Okay, I really am done now. Probably.
Wonderful photo. Even better backstory! Thanks for sharing.
Also, for future reference, I am never going to get sick of ballet photos. ;)
Woww gorgeous works of art!