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Maurice Sendak’s Nutcracker Illustrations

As a young child, when someone mentioned The Nutcracker I immediately thought of the ballet and Tchaikovsky’s music. My first experience with The Nutcracker was when I saw New York City Ballet’s performance at the age of three. And for … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek of ABT’s Nutcracker

Last month, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presented a sneak peek of American Ballet Theatre’s new production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.  The ballet will have its world premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music on December 22nd.   … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is…

At the beginning of December, I wrote about Ovation TV’s month-long Battle of the Nutcrackers. For the second year in a row, Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut is the winner! In a recent NY Times article, Claudia La Rocco wrote … Continue reading

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Nutcracker: Rated R

I already posted about Battle of the Nutcrackers, with voting continuing through December 19th, but here’s another alternative to the classic Nutcracker.  This one’s rated R. For the third year, Theater for the New City presents choreographer Angela Harriell’s Nutcracker: … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Nutsqueezer

Starting this Thanksgiving weekend is two full months of the one ballet that makes most bunheads and ballet aficionados groan with distaste – The Nutcracker. Where does this widespread displeasure amongst dancers rise from? Is it having danced a Mouse … Continue reading

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