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'The Nutcracker,' in all its variations, dances into the holiday season

There are a lot of prized roles in the "The Nutcracker," whether it's Tchaikovsky's beloved 1892 ballet version or more recent stage adaptations of E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1816 fairy tale that crowd many theaters during the holiday season. There's the mysterious ... read more

Why The Nutcracker is the perfect ballet for children

The Nutcracker has long been so familiar, such a sparkling, snow-dusted cornerstone of the festive season, that it is all too easy to take ... personae – this dance version of ETA Hoffmann’s 1816 fairy tale is, in its traditional form, quite a mess. read more

Nutcrackers come to life in the Lehigh Valley

The colorful "Nutcracker" ballet, set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, enchants young and old. It's based on a simple story of a girl who falls asleep and dreams of a holiday wonderland where her nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince and ... read more

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Solano Symphony Orchestra prepares 31st season

One of the county’s premier arts organizations, Solano Symphony Orchestra, has entered its fourth decade and its new season ... s “Nutcracker” ballet, with its jaunty “Waltz of the Flowers,” stirring “Pas de Deux” and the notable dances ... read more

Review/Dance; Celebrating Ballet's Favorite Composer

Good old Tchaikovsky received his due again when American Ballet Theater staged its annual spring ... from a live Nutcracker doll into a prince. At this point, it all looks like "Beauty and the Beast" in miniature. Mr. Wallace dances with a huge whiskered ... read more

‘It just makes you want to smile’: PNB’s young dancers talk new ‘Nutcracker’

A year ago, Pacific Northwest Ballet debuted its new holiday ... the massive Nutcracker head. “I think that’s going to be kind of hard to dance in,” he said. He’s also got a quick change backstage, “from the Nephew costume into the Prince ... read more

Celebrating Balanchine and Tchaikovsky: City Ballet Is in Fine Form With Nutcracker and More

First, the annual six-week Nutcracker ... to fit easily into the high romanticism of Serenade. And Megan LeCrone made no impression at all as the Dark Angel. The three women didn’t seem to belong together on the stage. Surely, with its abundance of ... read more

Judy Morr: A quiet force behind Segerstrom Center for the Arts' dance program

Dance? There's ... well, anyone there? Anyone at all? This s explains why perhaps ... from the steppes in traditional and modern variations. A constant has been New York-based American Ballet Theatre. Its 21 visits are three times as many as the next ... read more

Highlights: Northern Stage Leader to Start Mentoring Program for Women in Theater

And from what she’s seen, women who are hired tend to find themselves at the helm of a sinking ship, and must put their ambitions aside until they can figure out how to breathe life back into ... 15. Northern Stage launches its 2017-2018 season at ... read more

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Tour to Hit United Palace, NJPAC & Kings Theatre for the Holidays

The Hip Hop Nutcracker ... holiday season on the most inclusive holiday of them all - New Year's Eve, a time for new beginnings. Jennifer Weber (Director/Choreographer) is an award-winning director-choreographer whose career has spanned concert dance ... read more

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