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Old 12-18-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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I see that most of the threads in this section are about visual art like painting and sculpture, but ballet is a fine art, too, correct? I just have to express my dismay that, at least in the Atlanta area, there is not one broadcast of the Nutcracker. I realize it's old-fashioned, but I did think it was enough of a tradition and beloved by enough people that it would be shown at least once. Years ago, I remember it being broadcast many times throughout the season. There were even alternative versions, like Mark Morris' Hard Nut.

I can still see it (I gave up on seeing it in person long ago---too many stage parents sticking their video cameras in front of me blocking my view while they captured their kid's appearance on the stage) by getting it from Netflix, but I find it so sad that most kids won't ever be exposed to this anymore.

Your take on this?
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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I see that most of the threads in this section are about visual art like painting and sculpture, but ballet is a fine art, too, correct?
That's right, so I've devoted the whole thread to it ( although couple of videos posted there were removed by You Tube )

Classical Russian Ballet


( And I believe it's very visual too))))

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Old 12-22-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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Maybe it's the part of the country you're in. Here in the Upper Midwest in 2011 I could have seen The Nutcracker at the nearby Large City ballet theater, or at the nearby Small City arts center (by a travelling ballet company), or even selections from it at the local Small Town high school auditorium.

In fact, I'm thoroughly sick of the Nutcracker. I keep asking why local and regional theaters and arts centers have to keep promoting Canned Ham instead of bringing in original or newer works of art. The answer is that they get bigger audiences at Canned Ham productions, which is sad.

But you're right, every kid needs to see The Nutcracker at least once.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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There are small and large Nutcracker productions all over the Chicago metro area. You have to get tickets early though, they sell out quick.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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When I found out I was pregnant with a girl, I was so excited thinking of taking her to see the Nutcracker. (My mom took me when I was a little girl)
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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Do you have a good PBS channel? You could complain to them.
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