This past Monday and Tuesday we worked on the Christmas theme of the Nutcracker Ballet at the Floral Park of Paris for our annual Christmas event. In the third week since we started, seven dancers had already been made with flowers and Christmas decorations in the traditionally red, green, white and gold colors of Christmas.
There were different materials used to wrap the dancers’ entire bodies, such as wadding, red, green or white wool, Christmas tree branches, and red ribbons.
For the ballet shoes, we used either red or beige strings, or red ribbons.
For the tutus, one was made with wadding, Christmas balls, and flocked wood.
Another was made with white and red limonium, Christmas balls, and artificial red apples.
This one was made with white kraft paper, clusters of artificial red and white grape-like ornaments.
Then there was one with red asparagus, painted redwood branches, fir branches, red Christmas balls, and artificial red apples.
Here the tutu was made with fir branches, red Christmas balls, artificial red hy
drangeas, artificial green amaranthus, and red pines cones.
This next one was made with fir branches, red rose berries, red and golden asparagus.
Then there was one made with wadding, red Christmas balls, and clu
sters of artificial red grape-like ornaments.
This last one, which was made last week by us (Melissa and Pauline) was decorated with fir branches, redwood branches, and pines cones.
After that, we worked on the layout of all the ballet dancers for the event, and we reinforced the attachments of some dancers that were unstable with some string or wire.
At the end of the day, there were still two dancers to finish for the Christmas Ballet and they will be made next week by another arrangement class.