Camino Real by the Numbers with Choreographer Helen Pickett
A Ballet Based on Camino Real
By Tennessee Williams
Choreography by Helen Pickett
Music + Sound Design by Peter Salem
Light Design by David Finn
Set Design by David Finn & Emma Kingsbury
Costume Design by Sandra Woodall
5: Years preparation, research, reading, writing, character study
6 & 7: States and countries that my dog-eared, stained, dented, bent and scribbled on copy of the play has traveled as I researched. It is well loved.
203: Rehearsal hours that I have spent staging the ballet with Atlanta Ballet Company dancers.
25: Characters featured
10: Countries represented by artistic team and dancers
2: Miles of cord used to create the faux rebar for the skid row set
1500: Pounds of steel and aluminum used in David Finn and Emma Kingsbury’s set design
60: Costumes handsewn by Atlanta Ballet’s costume department from Sandra Woodall’s designs
79: Minutes of an original score created by Peter Salem
1: Ballet adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play, Camino Real. (The first ballet adaptation, as a matter of fact.)
4: Chances to see this world premiere, March 20-22, 2015, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Besides these numbers, I was reminded of something I read about Tennessee. He said that his plays were a photo of his own heart. I feel like our rendition is a photo of our devotional hearts. We have given this play our all.
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Camino Real: Meet the Characters Part 2
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