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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Dec 27, 2003 12:58 am ]
Post subject:  Hong Kong Ballet's "Nutcracker" (Jeffries)

The Nutcracker
By Clement Crisp for The Financial Times


If it's Christmas, it must be The Nutcracker. Around the world, given a handful of dancers and a whiff of Tchaikovsky, this ancient ritual is re-enacted as a tribute to some seasonal thing or other.

Few, in my own chequered experience, do any honour to The Nutcracker's essentials of poetic charm. So let me salute the happy version now on view in Hong Kong.

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<small>[ 27 December 2003, 01:59 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>

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