Sunday, December 11, 2011
"The Nutcracker" - An Overture to 2011
As each "Nutcracker" season approaches, dance writers and critics are faced with making their interpretation of the Christmas classic new yet again. It is no easy task to make something so familiar seem fresh year after year. And, with most critics seeing a number of "Nutcrackers" each December, new ideas become even more challenging. So this year, I decided to focus my attention on one single (and perhaps my favorite) vignette: the snow scene. The reviews above will discuss how each production treats this winter wonderland.