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Review: Pick a ‘Nutcracker,’ One From Balanchine, the Other Reimagined

Tchaikovsky’s music for “The Nutcracker” is and isn’t familiar. You think you’ve known it forever — it’s quoted all across popular culture — and yet you have only to listen to the overture, where the sprightly melody is soon irregularly punctuated by staccato chords, to hear how multilayered it is …

Performing Arts

Best Bets: Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ is ‘most magical night’

Duluth News TribuneClara receives from her uncle the gift of a wooden nutcracker during the super-festive holiday party. But later that night, when …

Performing Arts

Schrader ballet to perform ‘The Nutcracker (Clara’s Dream)’ | News, Sports, Jobs

Shows will be held 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Smoot Theatre, a matinee performance in Marietta at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Peoples Bank Theatre and a …

Performing Arts

Review: Embracing inclusiveness keeps Ballet West's 'Nutcracker' classic and relevant

Every December, dance companies far and near seek to retool “The Nutcracker” in hopes of making it more relevant to modern-day audiences. This year, …

PD103 - 12 inch Plush Mouse King

<b>PD103:12" Plush Mouse King</b><p>Soft Plush Mouse King, with his royal crown and fine jcket with gold trim. Holds his sword ready to fight!

PD102 - 12 inch Plush Clara Doll

Category<p>30<p>Size (Width)<p>4 inches<p>Size (Height)<p>12 inches<p>Original Sku<p>Dolls:PD102<p>Brand<p>NBG - Nutcracker Ballet Gifts<p>Color<p>Pink, White, Gold<p>Size<p>4" X 12"

Kansas City Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ is imaginative, beautiful and continues to grow

Kansas City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” a completely new production in 2015, is a lovely, luxurious show crammed with imaginative details. …

Ballet

Kurt S. Adler 10-in. Musical Clara Christmas Decor

Sponsored Links<p>Outside companies pay to advertise via these links when specific phrases and words are searched. Clicking on these links will open a …

7 things to know about Oregon Ballet Theatre's 'Nutcracker'

It wouldn't be the holidays without "The Nutcracker."<p>There's no shortage of "Nutcracker" performances in the Portland area, but the grand dame of …

Princely Duties at “The Nutcracker”

In addition to being a holiday entertainment, “The Nutcracker” is, of course, a ballet about children facing down (and conquering) grownup fears. It is, after all, the tale of two children who save the world, at least the world inside Marie’s head. This is particularly true of George Balanchine’s …

Performing Arts

FLMWG-005AA: Turning Ballerina Musical Snowglobe - Plays "Waltz of the Flowers" - African American

<b>FLMWG-005AA: Ballerina Musical Snowglobe - African American - Plays "Waltz of the Flowers"</b><p>Get your waltz on with a musical snowglobe featuring a …

The least shall be first: In Washington Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker,’ kids are the stars

A “Nutcracker” is only as good as its kids are cute.<p>This most popular of ballets, loved far and wide, and for many, the only ballet they may ever see, rests not on the strength of its ballerina but on the cleverness and adorability of its least-experienced and littlest dancers. Invariably, whether …

Parenting

Crafting a new ‘The Nutcracker’ for the Joffrey Ballet

In 1987, when choreographer Robert Joffrey created his version of “The Nutcracker” for the Joffrey Ballet, he broke ground by moving the story from …

Performing Arts

"Clara And The Nutcracker" Musical Egg

This exclusive Peter Carl Faberge-style musical egg from The Bradford Exchange features:<p>An extraordinary first-of-a-kind collectible egg-shaped music …

In Ballet Quad-Cities' 20th Nutcracker, a dream comes true for 14-year-old dancer

At 14, Sarah McVey has already clinched a career high.<p>The young ballet dancer swears by it.<p>"I've been dreaming about doing this my entire life," …

New York City Ballet Introduces Its Future With a Flurry of ‘Nutcracker’ Debuts

How do you make your debut in roles as exalted as the Sugarplum Fairy and her cavalier in “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”? And how much does a debut performance count for? The questions recurred this Christmas season at New York City Ballet when the company — investing in its future — gave …

The Arts

Backstage at ‘The Nutcracker’

Thousands experience the beauty of George Balanchine’s classic ballet at Lincoln Center each year. Far fewer see what happens behind the scenes — the makeup and mouse heads — or what life is like for the dancers and workers who put on 49 performances in 38 days. Here is a sketchbook, in pictures …

Ballet

Meant for the stage: Dancing with S.F. Ballet’s 'Nutcracker'

Daniel Deivison-Oliveira’s mother likes to tell a story about her son.<p>During his childhood in Brazil, when he was two or three years old, he drew a …

Performing Arts

So Many Sugarplums, Past and Present

<b>Sugarplums and Cavaliers</b><p>Not only does New York City Ballet plan to present a record number of Sugarplum Fairy ballerinas this year (22) and Cavaliers (17) in “George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ ” but it’s also giving audiences a bumper crop of debuts in the roles: six new Sugarplums, four new …

Performing Arts

‘The Nutcracker’ Gives Young Dancers a Spotlight Role

It was like a Sugarplum Fairy assembly line. As soon as one pink-tutu-clad dancer finished her variation at a stage rehearsal on Monday, Peter Martins, New York City Ballet’s ballet master in chief, offered notes or pointers, smiled and called out, barber-like, “Next!”<p>Then another Sugarplum Fairy, …

Performing Arts

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3 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch for Fall<p>Autumn’s perfect temperatures and vibrant colors have a special place in my heart. Like clockwork, …

Veteran dancer performs his final 'Nutcracker' for Festival Ballet Providence

After 25 years, Mindaugas Bauzys, the company's star, will hang up his ballet shoes at the end of the season.<p>Misha Djuric, the man behind Festival …

Cast of 90 to perform 'Nutcracker' ballet this weekend

Kristy Larson was a bit worried that too many “Nutcrackers” would leap into Longview this year.

Performing Arts

Treat yourself to Chicago Festival Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'

If you haven't seen "The Nutcracker" yet this season, what are you waiting for?<p>Here's a chance to see not only one of the most classic holiday shows ever, it's a chance to see it with a full orchestra pumping out Tchaikovsky's classic score and all of those iconic songs.<p>Von Heidecke Chicago …

Festivals

Review: Ballet West keeps annual 'Nutcracker' worth revisiting

The curtain rises for Ballet West’s production of “The Nutcracker” on an old-fashioned family holiday scene. But what unfolds onstage is …

Performing Arts

'Don't look at my feet!': Royal Ballet principal ballerina prepares for Nutcracker – video

Royal Ballet principal ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson prepares for her opening performance of the classic Christmas production The Nutcracker at London’s Royal Opera House. Alone in the studio, she rehearses her routine and explains why she is happy to sacrifice so much for her ballet career<p>Watch …

Performing Arts

Photo gallery: Ballet West marks 60 years of the 'Nutcracker'

A dancer warms up during a performance of Ballet West's “The Nutcracker” at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City on Thursday. …

Ballet

Joffrey Ballet presents exquisite 'Nutcracker'

For the past 28 years, The Joffrey Ballet has been presenting its glorious and elegant rendition of "The Nutcracker."<p>This production, which stars …

Ballet