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Author:  Azlan [ Sat Dec 02, 2000 10:20 am ]
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An excerpt from this article on Boston Ballet's Nutcracker<P><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/nutc12012000.htm" TARGET=_blank>Classic `Nutcracker' will be holiday ball</A></B><BR>by Theodore Bale, Boston Herald:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>While the two masters (Balanchine and Stravinsky) disagreed on the basic essence of ``Nutcracker,'' both would be thrilled with the Boston Ballet's exquisite new production of the holiday classic. Choreographer Daniel Pelzig has made intelligent revisions that clarify the story and add more dancing, resulting in a polished presentation that will delight everyone.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/nutc12012000.htm" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Dec 02, 2000 10:25 am ]
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Another glowing review on the Joffrey Nutcracker:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-CriticsReviews-X!ArticleDetail-9901,00.html" TARGET=_blank>The Joffrey Ballet's 'Nutcracker' at the Auditorium Theatre</A></B><BR><I>'Nutcracker's' gaiety in keeping with the holiday spirit</I><BR>By Richard Christiansen, Chicago Metromix<P>'The Nutcracker" is a staple of the holiday season, an almost guaranteed hit every time Christmas rolls around; yet in the production in the Auditorium Theatre by Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, it is treated with such verve and skill that it goes way beyond the usual fun. It becomes a surprising special event, freshly minted and newly joyous.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-CriticsReviews-X!ArticleDetail-9901,00.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>

Author:  Basheva [ Sat Dec 02, 2000 5:44 pm ]
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This is a Los Angeles Times article - that is really quite different - how the "Nutcracker" influenced some very influential people in the dance world:<P><BR><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Theater-X!ArticleDetail-12359,00.html" TARGET=_blank>From Darci Kistler to Mark Morris</A>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Dec 03, 2000 5:53 pm ]
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A review of Ballet San Jose:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/12/03/DD141144.DTL" TARGET=_blank>'Nutcracker' A Gift To Bay Area</A></B><BR>Enchanting Nahat ballet sparkles under new San Jose company<P>Octavio Roca, SF Chronicle<P>This is one gorgeous Christmas surprise. <P>Giggles of delight, as well as sighs of relief, attended Friday night's premiere of "The Nutcracker" by Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, choreographed by Dennis Nahat to a scenario by Nahat and the late Ian Horvath. America's newest major ballet company is dancing a beloved old favorite for the holidays, and it's a hit.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/12/03/DD141144.DTL" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>

Author:  Maggie [ Mon Dec 04, 2000 6:02 am ]
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Some further regional Nutcrackers:<P>From the Freso Bee in Fresno, CA.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.fresnobee.com/features/entertainment/arts/story/0,1706,218241,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.fresnobee.com/feature/entertainment/arts/story/0,1706,218241,00.html</A> <P>From the Idaho Statesman on Ballet Idaho.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/daily/20001203/LocalNews/59648.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/daily/20001203/LocalNews/59648.shtml</A> <P>The Louisiana Advocate.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.theadvocate.com/news/story.asp?StoryID=17907" TARGET=_blank>http://www.theadvocate.com/news/story.asp?StoryID=17907</A> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Maggie (edited December 04, 2000).]

Author:  Azlan [ Mon Dec 04, 2000 11:22 am ]
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And yet another from San Jose:<P><B><A HREF="http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/arts/docs/nutcracker4.htm" TARGET=_blank>Christmas Treasure</A></B><BR><I>Ballet San Jose presents a magical winter wonderland with its distinctive `Nutcracker,' a family treat brimming with charm and laughter</I><BR>BY ANITA AMIRREZVANI, San Jose Mercury News

Author:  Azlan [ Mon Dec 04, 2000 1:51 pm ]
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A preview of Nutcrackers in the east side of the Bay Area:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://www.eastbayexpress.com/archive/121799/section_one/performreva_121799.html" TARGET=_blank>Going Nutcrackers</A></B><P><I>Oakland Ballet<BR>Mark Morris<BR>Berkeley City Ballet</I><P>By Ann Murphy, East Bay Express<BR> <BR>Sometimes I think there are about as many varieties of The Nutcracker as tofu. And like tofu, the fundamental difference between most of them tends to be texture. Or maybe The Nutcracker is, in fact, more like popcorn. A lot of popcorn is blindly devoured in the dark and leaves the sickly sweet taste of melted plastic in your mouth afterwards. Other popcorn, even though you know it’s empty stuff, gives you the sensuous zing of real butter and salt poured over crunchy, crenulated air, something only the best junk food offers.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.eastbayexpress.com/archive/121799/section_one/performreva_121799.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>

Author:  Basheva [ Wed Dec 06, 2000 10:26 am ]
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This is an article from the New York Times by Jennifer Dunning:<P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/06/arts/06ROUN.html" TARGET=_blank>A Young Dancer's Debut</A><P>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Dec 09, 2000 12:30 pm ]
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Another review from San Jose:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://search.newschoice.com/GPC_StoryDisplay.asp?story=d:\index\newsarchives\angcue\ent\20001206\567860_qes0307.txt&searchtext=ballet" TARGET=_blank>Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley stages a magnificent 'Nutcracker'</A></B><P>By Joelle Sylva Clark, Oakland Tribune<P>After a somewhat shaky inaugural performance in October, the newly formed Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley is presenting a magnificent version of ``The Nutcracker."<P>The production, which continues throughout the month, follows the traditional storyline. But company founders Ian Horvath and Dennis Nahat provide a significantly different vision of the beloved tale.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://search.newschoice.com/GPC_StoryDisplay.asp?story=d:\index\newsarchives\angcue\ent\20001206\567860_qes0307.txt&searchtext=ballet" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Dec 09, 2000 12:31 pm ]
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News from from around the US:<P><B><A HREF="http://detnews.com/2000/holidayevents/0012/06/e01-157873.htm" TARGET=_blank>Suites of the season</A></B><BR>MOT Production of 'The Nutcracker' is a family affair for the DiMasso's<BR>By Barbara Hoover, Detroit News <P><B><A HREF="http://www.nandotimes.com/noframes/story/0,2107,500285606-500450670-502941736-0,00.html" TARGET=_blank>MIKE HARDEN: A seasonal staple</A></B><BR>Columbus Dispatch of Ohio<P><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/12/08/WB73754.DTL" TARGET=_blank>Dance School Gives Students Life Lessons</A></B><BR>By Solarina Ho, SF Chronicle<P><B><A HREF="http://www.star-telegram.com/news/doc/1047/1:AOLNEWS3/1:AOLNEWS31207100.html" TARGET=_blank>Leaps of enchantment: Treated to Ballet Arlington's `The Nutcracker,' students leave in dancing, musical mood</A></B><BR>By Jan Jarvis, Fort Worth Star-Telegram<P><B><A HREF="http://inq.philly.com/content/inquirer/2000/12/08/weekend/NUT08.htm" TARGET=_blank>Holiday fairy tale</A></B><BR><I>In the more than 100 years since its first production, the treasured ballet has taken many forms, but the basic storyline remains: A fairy tale of a little girl's toy coming to life.</I><BR>Philadelphia Inquirer

Author:  Maggie [ Sun Dec 10, 2000 7:01 am ]
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Two reviews of Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal:<P>The Ottawa Citizen; <A HREF="http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/001209/5017140.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/001209/5017140.html</A> <P>The Montreal Gazette; <A HREF="http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/pages/001209/5017229.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/pages/001209/5017229.html</A>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Dec 10, 2000 9:51 pm ]
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A clue to the history of the Nutcracker in the US, from the <B><A HREF="http://www.sfballet.org/" TARGET=_blank>SFB web site</A></B>:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>San Francisco Ballet produced America's first complete Nutcracker in 1944 and launched a national tradition that has been celebrated ever since.<P>San Francisco Ballet's original production of Nutcracker was choreographed by Willam Christensen. After its premiere season, the ballet did not return to the stage until 1949 - only after Willam understood the scope of the public's interest in the holiday fantasy ballet. Nutcracker has been performed by San Francisco Ballet annually ever since.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.sfballet.org/nutcracker/history.php" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>

Author:  Maggie [ Mon Dec 11, 2000 6:22 am ]
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..and the list grows.<P>In Amarillo, Texas; <A HREF="http://www.amarillonet.com/stories/121000/new_nutcracker.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.amarillonet.com/stories/121000/new_nutcracker.shtml</A> <P>In Lubbock, Texas: <A HREF="http://www.lubbockonline.com/low_res/stories/121000/ent_121000026.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.lubbockonline.com/low_res/stories/121000/ent_121000026.shtml</A>

Author:  Azlan [ Wed Dec 13, 2000 2:17 pm ]
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And don't forget the thread on Mark Morris' hilarious "Hard Nut":<BR> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000029.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000029.html</A>

Author:  Maggie [ Thu Dec 14, 2000 6:26 am ]
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ABT's Nutcracker reported by Sarah Kaufman of the Washington Post.<BR> <A HREF="http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3491-2000Dec13.html" TARGET=_blank>http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3491-2000Dec13.html</A>

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