Ves Pitts

25.01.2012 in23:09 in Design -->


I let my twisted imagination run wild while creating Nutcracker Rouge. I have always wanted to put my spin on The Nutcracker story. I grew up dancing in the ballet and I fell in love with Tchaikovsky’s passionate and gorgeous score. My background is in Baroque dance and classical ballet so I imagined the show being set in the 17th century, juxtaposed with contemporary movement and music. Jeff Takacs and I have worked to blend the familiar Nutcracker story with some unexpected twists and turns. The fun in tackling a project like this is that it’s a story most audiences know; our goal is to push it in unexpected and fantastic directions.