Krystin

Nutcracker 2010

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Has anyone been to see the Nutcracker at NYCB yet? Here is a link to Alastair Macaulay's first review of this year's run. It's a nice review of Balanchine's production but at the end gets a little bit nasty toward the dancers...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/arts/dance/29nutcracker.html?_r=1&ref=dance

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The thread on which to discuss Macaulay's "Nutcracker Chronicles" reviews is here:

http://ballettalk.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/32845-nutcracker-chronicles-nytimes/

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Has anyone been to see the Nutcracker at NYCB yet? Here is a link to Alastair Macaulay's first review of this year's run. It's a nice review of Balanchine's production but at the end gets a little bit nasty toward the dancers...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/arts/dance/29nutcracker.html?_r=1&ref=dance

This critic is just a nasty person he enjoys bel I have read reviews just like this last one many times before completely off base he does have his favorites. I remember he was reviewing a nutcracker last year and mentioned a dancer who was not even dancing she was injured. He said she was much better in that role just to be nasty to the person who was dancing that part. He is obtuse and nasty and should be fired once and for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It was a snarky review. However, Angle's weight issue is also mentioned in the NY Post review, although in a much less insulting manner.

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Alexandra has wrote on an earlier thread in the "Writings on Ballet" forum:

In the future, if there's a specific review/article you wish to discuss, please post a new thread for each review. The same would apply to any other critic -- the point is to discuss the ARTICLE not smear or boost a particular writer.

The place to discuss articles is this forum, not on the specific company thread.

We have one thread to discuss Macaulay's "Nutcracker Chronicles" here:

http://ballettalk.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/32845-nutcracker-chronicles-nytimes/

Please discuss the project and reviews on that thread.

The appropriate topic for discussion in the NYCB forum is members reviews of the production.

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