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Balanchine's Nutcracker is still winning!

Balanchine resisted making a grand story ballet because his was the heart of an inventor -- always finding a new frontier in the range of ideas that could be encompassed by ballet. Creating Nutcracker was a concession to the City Center board of directors, who wanted NYCB every now and then to do a piece geared to popular taste. Balanchine understood, with generosity, that a public has a range of preferences. His Nutcracker awakened every possible yearning of the soul for people of all ages: the yearning for life's magical touches, for comfort when someone hurts us, for protection, for romance, and for personal effectiveness. So a young girl, falling asleep after a Christmas party in which her marvelous Nutcracker toy is broken by her envious brother, enters a wonder-filled living dream. She is defended from harm by a heroic Nutcracker, yet she provides the key act that enables her hero to defeat their mortal enemy. Their reward for their courage is a land of enchantment that they will live in, together, forever. Glorious spare-no-expense sets and costumes, family life with its joys and frustrations, gifts beyond imagining, and beauty embodied by brilliant dancers and choreography --  no wonder Nutcracker keeps going strong not only at New York City Ballet, but in countless productions wherever there are ballet dancers.

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dancerswe on Thursday, October 04, 2018 11:20 PM
strong not only at New York City Ballet, but in countless productions wherever there are ballet dancers
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Balanchine's nutcracker is still winning. Because before start he make his practice more harder which you never do. But he get training from it because in this way he always win and make his name in the world's best book of record.
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