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 Post subject: Boston Ballet - Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre - Nutcracker
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2001 5:57 am 
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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>On their toes</B><P><BR>By Christine Temin, Globe Staff, 11/25/2001<P>[quote]At Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, the production of ''The Nutcracker'' uses 400 pounds of fake snow over the course of its run - a dusting compared with Boston Ballet's blizzard, which involves about a ton of white confetti. Boston Ballet's Christmas tree grows to 40 feet; Ballet Theatre's 24-footer is practically bonsai by comparison. <P>Scale is a big difference between the two productions. Ballet Theatre dances in the cozy 250-seat sanctuary of the Old Cambridge Baptist Church; Boston Ballet performs in the cavernous Wang Theatre, which has a capacity more than 15 times larger.[quote]<P><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/329/living/On_their_toes+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2001 5:35 am 
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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>Welcome return for 'Nutcracker'<P>Boston Ballet's holiday spectacle provides a joyful, and timely, lift</B><P>By Christine Temin, Globe Staff, 11/30/2001<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>A perennial like ''The Nutcracker'' is inevitably read according to the pulse of the particular moment. This has turned out to be a year when the world is sorely in need of the sort of innocent entertainment that the holiday ballet offers. Boston Ballet's spectacular version - always envisioned by company founder E. Virginia Williams as the wholesome, Freud-free fare it remains - is the dance equivalent of comfort food. It's two hours of escape, although there's now a poignancy about the children playing with rifles, and the second-act stereotypes of Arabs and other races aren't as innocuous as they used to seem.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/334/living/Welcome_return_for_Nutcracker_+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE....</B></A> <BR>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2001 6:51 am 
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A touching review by Theodore Bale:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>'Nutcracker' energetic<P>Theodore Bale<P>...<P>It's safe to say Christensen would have been pleased by the dedication. Last night's show was energetic, impeccably rehearsed, and held together by each dancer's discernment of Tchaikovsky's well-known but still gripping orchestral score.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/nutc11302001.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2001 7:18 am 
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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>An intimate and inspired 'Nutcracker</B><P>By Christine Temin, Globe Staff, 12/7/2001<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Jose Mateo gambled with his ''Nutcracker'' production this year - and won. Mateo, the artistic director of Ballet Theatre (aka Boston's other ballet company) staged the work on which nearly every classical company depends to keep going for the rest of the year in a hall with 250 seats. Financially, that translates into only 250 seats to sell. Artistically, it means drastically altering a grand 19th-century spectacle meant to be seen in a proper opera house with ten times that capacity, with dancers projecting to the far reaches of the balcony.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/341/living/An_intimate_and_inspired_Nutcracker_+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A> <BR>


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2001 11:41 am 
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Theodore Bale liked it too:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Intimate `Nutcracker' pleases in Cambridge<P>Theodore Bale, Boston Herald<P>Now you can see a formidable ``Nutcracker'' performance on both sides of the Charles River. And even though it felt like summer outdoors last night in Harvard Square, inside the Sanctuary Theatre it was unmistakably a frosty Christmas filled with splendid dancing.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/nutc12072001.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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MARCIA B. SIEGEL - Boston Phoenix, 12.08.01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Party mix<BR>Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker</B><P>This Nutcracker is a collection of sketches and numbers, a kind of vaudeville, more like Saturday Night Live than a cherished bedtime story.<P>The story of Clara (Olivia Hartzell in the cast I saw) and her mysterious godfather Drosselmeyer (Patrick Thornberry) is often upstaged by a Grandfather (Gianni Di Marco) who has regressed to about age seven and a Delivery Boy (Yosuke Mino) who acts like one of the family. The battle of the mice and the toy soldiers can be a comic affair, but these rodents seem more interested in carousing than in advancing the plot.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B>


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Sametz Blackstone Associates and Boston Ballet Launch Communications Campaign for Boston Ballet's 39th Nutcracker That Combines Tradition and Innovation

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2002--Sametz Blackstone Associates, a leading communications practice, announced today the launch of a new, edgier campaign for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker. Under the direction of Boston Ballet's new Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, the Ballet's 39th annual production of The Nutcracker will combine beloved holiday traditions with innovative surprises. Less traditional than past campaigns, the new concept and design have been created to appeal to both long-time attendees as well as those who have never been to The Nutcracker. more


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