Monday, December 26
Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:44 AM
"Dennis has some decisions to make and so does the board. We are not hiring an artistic director."
Nahat, who founded the dual-city San Jose Cleveland Ballet in 1985, could not be reached for comment.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:42 PM
Ballet Manila makes it easier for poor but promising [color="blue"][color=blue ! important][color=blue ! important]dancers[/color][/color][/color] by giving them scholarships.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:44 PM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:46 PM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:54 PM
4. Swan Lake productions abound and many of them are outstandingly good, but there was still something magical about seeing the dancers of St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet perform this Tchaikovsky-scored classic as if they were born to do it — which in a way they were.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:13 AM
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:20 AM
Even though the conventional version offers more mayhem, The Nutty Nutcracker offers more in the way of surprise. Thunder erupts, the room darkens, and in a flash of light Elvis takes over the scene with a flourish, gyrating like mad. Just before the party breaks up, Michael Jackson moon-walks, grabs his crotch, and gets everyone else in the mood to rock as the cast does the full routine to Thriller.
Since The Nutty Nutcracker depends on surprise, it is no wonder that bits from earlier versions worked better. After all, you can only turn the Nutcracker into a pitcher from the Texas Rangers once, with the Toy Soldiers his teammates. This year, the Nutcracker becomes Santa Claus and the Toy Soldiers his Elves. Santa and Elves are, alas, no match in battle against mice.
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