Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Nutcracker, a play

Went to a brilliant ballet performance of the Nutcracker. 49 adult ballerinos, a host of children, and phenomenal sets including a massive Xmas tree that grew out of the floor. Just wow!

Of course the ballet starts out with a young girl and her nutcracker doll, who becomes animated and the fanciful story begins. I don't know how such a tiny, well-muscled human could hold some of the stances this "nutcracker" held, but he was truly an artist at body control!

A half hour before the show, an elegantly clad ensemble in gold brocade with white decorative ropes and tall black plush caps played Christmas music in the foyer and guests mixed and mingled, made food and drink purchases, and browsed the many nutcracker dolls to buy as mementos of the play.

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