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Clara Cracks Some Nuts

Today I took my youngest daughter to see the Nutcracker Ballet for her first time. She was focused on the dancing, but I was focused on Clara. 356 more words


The Nutcracker: bougie beauty

My mother loved opera, I like opera.  I love ballet, she liked ballet. Complementary tastes, with plenty of overlap.

In the last 5 years of her life, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City began its… 648 more words


Obsession revisited: The Nutcracker

It’s Christmastime again, and that means revisiting my favorite stories and DVD’s.  Baryshnikov’s Nutcracker is one of my favorites, and not just because of Christmas.  He is sexy and amazing, and his chemistry with Gelsey Kirkland’s Clara is romantic beyond any heart-swelling movie or book you could ever read. 220 more words