The troupe’s ballet Theatre Rhode island of the American state on the eve of the season was stolen more than 50 costume characters of the ballet “the Nutcracker”.

As the representatives of the company, the loss found in warehouse during inventory checking and preparation of costumes for the play, scheduled for mid-December.

The exact number of the missing equipment is not reported, however it is known that among the missing mask and the costume of the Nutcracker, ballet tutu sugar plum fairy decorated with Swarovski crystals, the costume of the Mouse king and others.

As for the stolen values, expressed in dollar terms, the theatre’s administration estimated the cost of loss of more than 30 thousand dollars. All these handmade suits cost at least $ 600 each, and the mask of the protagonist – more than $ 2,000.

As stated by the artistic Director of the annual festival of ballet , Festival Ballet Providence Mikhailo Gehrich, although the incident was “a serious blow” for the theater, but the festival will not be canceled in any case. He has already contacted colleagues from other States, and they promised to help with makeshift costumes.

However, a costume rental will cost the theatre a minimum of 60 thousand dollars.

The police are currently investigating the theft.



Thieves stole from the troupe of theatre of ballet of Rhode island 50 costumes for the ballet “the Nutcracker” cost more than 30 thousand dollars 24.11.2016

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