BACKSTAGE PASS: “Giselle” Costume Fittings

BACKSTAGE PASS: Giselle Costume Fittings

Take a look at the sumptuous Giselle costumes we’re borrowing from the Teatro del Maggio Musical Fiorentino in Florence, Italy (the same company who loaned us that gorgeous set you saw in last week’s blog post)!  We can’t wait for you to see these fabulous costumes in motion! 

Soloist Brian Simcoe, working a fabulous velvet cape.

Soloist Ansa Deguchi (the shoes really bring the whole ensemble together, no?)

Company Artist Michael Linsmeier strikes a pose.

Principal Dancer Xuan Cheng makes a lovely peasant girl.

Principal Dancer Chauncey Parsons in Romantic Hero Mode.

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About Claire

Writer Claire Willett is the Grants & Content Manager for Oregon Ballet Theatre. She is the 2011 Oregon Literary Fellow for Drama and was the Summer 2011 Writer-in-Residence at the I-Park Artists Colony in East Haddam, CT. Three of her plays have been produced as staged readings in Portland’s annual Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. Her fourth, entitled "Dear Galileo," will be produced as a staged reading in January 2012 by Artists Repertory Theatre, funded by a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. Her next project is a chamber opera based on Norse mythology co-written with Los Angeles composer Evan Lewis. Claire has a B.A. in Theatre from Whitman College in Washington and attended the Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City. She is obsessed with coffee, Watergate, vintage dishes, English mystery novels, Leonard Cohen, "Star Wars," afternoon naps, obscure Catholic saint lore, dinosaurs and Christmas.

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