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Author:  Malcolm Tay [ Mon Dec 23, 2002 12:40 pm ]
Post subject:  "Chocolate Nutcracker"

<B>'Chocolate Nutcracker': Sweet and Soulful</B>
By Sarah Kaufman
December 20, 2002

"That ain't no ordinary nutcracker," cautions Claire's Aunt Pearle, wagging a manicured finger. "That's a chocolate nutcracker, honey. Girl, that's Godiva."

And there perish the similarities between any conventional "Nutcracker" and "The Chocolate Nutcracker," which opened Wednesday night at the Lincoln Theatre and continues through tomorrow.

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Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: "Chocolate Nutcracker"

Holiday classic Nutcracker gets a new ethnic flavor

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"You all know how to do the wiggle wiggle?"

Choreographer Todd McGowan addresses the question to the mirror in the dance studio at the African American Research Center in Fort Lauderdale, looking back at the seven girls in sweats and leotards behind him.

Shauntavia Dawkins, 16, giggles and shows off the move; she gets on the balls of her bare feet and moves her knees in and out.

It's not a movement you usually see in The Nutcracker, but then again, this isn't the usual Nutcracker.

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