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Behind the Proscenium: Thomas Richards-Keyes on Swan Lake

Behind the Proscenium: Thomas Richards-Keyes on Swan Lake

What It Takes to Prep a Story Ballet for the Stage

It may be the final days of summer, but our Wardrobe, Hair & Make-Up teams are already hard at work on mice whiskers, snowflake sparkles, and sugar plum tiaras. In our final episode of Behind the Proscenium, Head of Hair & Make-Up Thomas Richards-Keyes discusses what it takes to prep a story ballet like Nutcracker or Swan Lake from year to year.


This series was filmed at SF Ballet’s warehouse in early 2021.

 

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Helgi Tomasson’s Swan Lake is part of SF Ballet’s 2022 Repertory Season. It will be performed in Program 7, from April 29–May 8, 2022.

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Header Image: San Francisco Ballet backstage during a performance of Tomasson’s Swan Lake // © Erik Tomasson