Sharon Sullivan of the Grand Junction Free Press has written an article about our local holiday production of The Nutcracker.
Under the headline, "Sew It Goes: Grand Junction Seamstress Creates 'Nutcracker' Costumes," Sullivan writes:
"When Ramona Danzo’s sewing machine broke down last weekend, she nearly panicked."
"“To me it was the worst thing ever,” Danzo said."
"That’s because Danzo was finishing up the costumes for tonight and Saturday’s performances of “The Nutcracker” ballet at the Avalon Theater. She started the sewing project for the Institute of Dancing Arts production in June. "
"Danzo, 32, created 60-some costumes, all without a pattern."
"“She figures it all out,” said Diane Revie, choreographer and artistic director of “The Nutcracker” and the Institute of Dancing Arts.'"
'Revie told Danzo what she wanted in the costumes and gave her fabric and pictures to go by, and Danzo ran with it, turning Revie’s ideas into creations."
"“I’m very, very, very picky, and our costumes are very detailed, and she’s just been my right hand,” Revie said. “She’s an amazing seamstress. Spectacular is putting it mildly.”'
You can read the rest of the article here.