Here they are, the “Hamsters” that make the magic ramp move.
First, outside the box:
And here’s what it’s like underneath:
The only light they have to guide them are their headlamps. It’s hot, claustrophobic, and cramped under there– I know, because I tiptoed inside to take these pictures!
They’re doing a commendable job despite the awkwardness of the circumstances. Imagine the pressure of having to move and rotate this huge ramp around the stage, knowing that there is a dancer perched precariously on top. It’s much worse than moving the Nutcracker bed– at least then the dancer is lying down.