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Discussion in 'Hobby/Travel Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Nov 30, 2002.
WHY is this a "family favorite" at Christmas each year? It is one of the poorest excuses of a ballet in orchestral music or choreography.
Rank it right down there with "Peter and the Wolf" in my least favorite column.
Hey, YOU ASKED.
We've loved it. I love Tchaikovsky's music and the kids always loved the story and that there was a chance for young dancers in the area that they knew from class to have a part in it in Sacramento.
For my children it was a great introduction to the classical composers and was a Christmas tradition of ours for many years.
I saw the Nutcracker this morning. It was in my top left litchen drawer. What did I think? It was broken. I think I need to not be such a cheapskate when buying utensils.
I've seen it a few times. It's just so overdone. And so many companies do it and just don't do it well.
I might see it again, IF it's a company that I trust to do it well.
I've seen it several times. Its alright. I just dont like seeing men in those tight outfits. That looks nasty to me.
Oh, that was the Mel Brooks' Men in Tights production of the Nutcracker, wasn't it??
I'm with Helen...I like the Nutcracker...the Russian Ballet is putting it on close to where I live...I would LOVE to go, but I won't get to. A few years ago, instead of seeing the nutcracker, I saw a local dance school's production of "The Little Match Girl" both were great.
Saw it in Kiyv, Ukraine in December 1994 by the Ukrainian State Ballet Company. Pretty Good.
I wanted to see it. But everytime it gets going, I fall asleep. I saw it also on the ice capades or something like that. I stayed awake for awhile with it, and then bam I was out. I don't know why. I am serious, it puts me out like a sleeping pill.
I have never been to ballet before and probably will never go again, but I wanted to see nutcracker.
I will be going to see the Nutcracker this month.
Hated it, but my wife says I am culturally challenged.
And Saggy is "verbally" challenged. And from North Carolina.
But I repeat myself.
I loved it, I used to dance.
And as to someones comment about men in tights...Male ballet dancers are probably the strongest men on the planet... I have allot of respect for ballet dancers...it's very grueling ... stamina, agility, strength. Most people have no idea how difficult it really is...when you watch it, it should appear effortless...that's when you know that the dancer has really put many years into the practice of the art.
[ December 23, 2002, 08:46 PM: Message edited by: WisdomSeeker ]
Now I am kind of dreading it, but I guess I need to be culturally literate.
Saggy Woman...that's why I waded through "Moby Dick" to be culturally literate... probably the most boring book I've ever read...but hey, when someone refers to it now... I know what they're talking about ...and that makes it worth it to me.
[ December 23, 2002, 08:47 PM: Message edited by: WisdomSeeker ]
Okay. Okay, I was wrong.
I went to this thing, Dag nab it, I have a hard enough time staying awake for life, let alone a boring what ever it is.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Throroughly. I can't imagine why, because I don't like ballet particularly, and certainly not set to elevator music.
But this red neck loved it.