Created and Hosted by: Kristin SloanProduced by: New York City BalletAppearances and Special Thanks:EPISODE 1 - BeginningsPeter Martins - Choreographer, Director in ChiefKen Tabachnick - General Manager+ Members of the NYCB Music from Romeo and Juliet by: Sergei ProkofievUsed by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc. publisher and copyright owner.
BEHIND THE CURTAINAn Online Video Diary by dancer Kristin Sloan, of the making of New York City Ballet's Romeo + Juliet.*Romeo + Juliet will be performed once again during the first two weeks of JANUARY 2008.*The making of a full-length ballet is a massive undertaking. It involves the talents and efforts of designers, musicians, stagehands, seamstresses, set painters, ballet masters, dressers, carpenters, dyers, writers, and, of course, dancers. The preparations are usually off-limits to the public, but for the making of its newest ballet, Romeo + Juliet, New York City Ballet is giving you a backstage pass.In the months leading up to the premiere, NYCB dancer Kristin Sloan had her video camera handy, and has created a diary that provides a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at a this exciting time at New York City Ballet.“Most of my waking hours are spent backstage at the New York State Theater” Kristin says. “It’s like a second home, and because of this familiarity with the people and places behind the scenes, I can show you an insider’s perspective.”As the May 1st premiere approaches, Kristin will post weekly entries in her video diary (with a couple of bonus episodes thrown in for good measure), taking you Behind the Curtain with Romeo + Juliet.