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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:31 PM

A review of the Royal Ballet's Nutcracker by Neil Norman in the Daily Express.

 

But it is in The Kingdom Of Sweets that the production flares with invention. As Hans-Peter, Alexander Campbell delivers the story so far in a mercurial mime of matchless clarity and the inclusion of him and Clara in some of the national dances avoids the problem of having them twiddle their thumbs as passive observers.

 

 



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:36 AM

Judith Mackrell solicits readers' views and reviews on the week in dance.

 

Below the line last week, readers posted thoughts on the Royal Ballet, Michael Clark, Stuttgart Ballet and two Nutcrackers.

 



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

Tacoma City Ballet offers a "prequel" to the Nutcracker.

“Putting on a new ballet is a colossal amount of work,” says TCB assistant director Joel Myers.

 

Is it worth it?

 

“It’s extremely hard for ballet,” the director says. “ ‘Nutcracker’ pays the bills. And ‘Nutcracker’ hasn’t been as prosperous since the recession.”

 


 


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:14 PM

A review of the Moscow Ballet by Rob Hubbard in The Pioneer Press.

Well, there's something to recommend about most of them, but I can tell you from attending Friday evening's opening performance of the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre that there likely won't be another more lovely to watch. Gone are the threadbare costumes and bland visuals found on recent visits by this Russian company. This production adorns its dancers in imaginative attire, all as colorful as the eye-catching backdrops behind them.

 

 




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