Ballet Wolcott Performs Virtually

courtesy photo | Valerie Grivalsy (left) and Ellie Carlson (right) of Ballet Wolcott perform as reeds from “The Nutcracker,” during the filming of “The Land of Sweets.”

WOLCOTT – On December 5, Ballet Wolcott filmed a virtual performance of “The Land Of the Sweets” from the second act of “The Nutcracker.” The performance was staged at the town hall in Wolcott.

Steffi Thomas, ballet teacher, choregraphed the performance and Charlene Sroka designed and constructed the costumes. All classes were filmed individually and all contributors were masked.

A DVD is being made for all who would like a copy. Filming and photos were done by Richard Grivalsky.

Each class of dancers came in individually, were filmed and left. The dancers were able to perform even in masks and during a pandemic.

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