Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Nutcracker

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Over the holidays, pt surprised me with tickets to the Nutcracker. I was beyond thrilled! The sheer beauty and grace of the dancers, their costumes, the stage, the music... talk about an overload of inspiration!

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I can't decide if the Trepak or the Arabian dancers are my favourite. The San Francisco ballet has a blog where you can follow some of the behind-the-scenes action.


Kate said...

Are they a Balanchine Nutcracker?

I LOVE love love the Nutcracker. More than I probably should! You're super lucky to get to go. We had to skip this year even with 5th row tickets. Lil got sick and it just wasn't worth it to try and solider on.

chewingthecud said...

It's Helgi Tomasson but yes, i do believe based on Balanchine. I hope you get to go next year!