Merry Nutcracker

NutcrackerBaryshnikovCreíamos que el paso a dos de El Cascanueces era aburrido, y resultó que no.

Pensábamos que el Vals de las flores podía resultar largo, pero tampoco.

O que los bailarines no prestaban mucha atención a su variación del Príncipe.

Parecía que todas las Claras tenían que ser ñoñas, y resulta que pueden ser joviales.

Creíamos, además, recordarlas a todas; pues tampoco.

AshleyBowderDewdropY que cualquier niña mona podría hacer la variación final del ballet.

En el fondo considerábamos El Cascanueces una cosa de niños. Vaya despiste.

Feliz Navidad.

[El Cascanueces acaba de cumplir 120 años. ¡Disfrutémoslo!]

We thought that the The Nutcracker pas de deux was boring, and it wasn’t.

We also thought that the Waltz of Flowers could be too long; it’s not.

NutcrackerSoldierOr that usually male dancers did not pay much attention to his variation.

It seemed that all the Claras had to be drippy, and we discovered they can be jovial.

We also thought that we could remember all of them, but we forgot some.

And that any school girl could perform easily Clara’s variation.

Basically we all thought that The Nutcracker was a children entertainment. What a slip-up.

Merry Christmas.

[The Nutcracker has just turned 120. Enjoy it!]

* Image Baryshnikov’s The Nutcraker © MGM/UA, 1977.
*Image Ashley Bouder as Dewdrop © Paul Kolnik for the New York City Ballet.
* Image The Nutcracker Toy Soldier from http://www.eventprophire.com

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