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‘Nutcracker’ Time: Canned Music or the Real Deal?

America, that Nutcracker nation, is once again in top gear coast to coast cranking out versions of Tchaikovsky’s iconic old world ballet. Chances are...

Ratmansky ‘Nutcracker’ for ABT Redefines a Classic

American Ballet Theatre's 'Nutcracker' choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky does a sure-handed job at knocking the classical edges off the last of the Petipa and...

Adult Ballet: 5 Reasons You Should Try It

Ballet is not just for little girls anymore. Grown women (and men) across the country are flocking to local dance schools and studios to...

Legacy ‘Nutcrackers’: Some Survive, Others Fall by the Wayside

Americans have a compulsive fascination with ‘The Nutcracker’. Originally a Russian Imperial Ballet, it is now danced here in U.S. more than in any...