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.
Helgi Tomasson’s Swan Lake was part of SF Ballet’s 2022 Repertory Season. It was performed in Program 7, from April 29–May 8, 2022.
Header Image: San Francisco Ballet backstage during a performance of Tomasson’s Swan Lake // © Erik Tomasson