Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sendak's Nutcracker

LOVED the setpieces for this production, designed by Mauric Sendak. So magical, yet stylized. Just like a storybook come to life. I liked the Dance of the Snowflakes and the Waltz of the Flowers best. These dances in particular reminded me of idolizing the older students during my ill-fated attempts at learning ballet as a kid. It all seemed so glamorous back then. I felt envious of all the children in the audience last night, discovering the ballet for the first time. Pacific Northwest Ballet: 3 for 3. I'm contemplating spring season tickets.

(image credit: Angela Sterling,

1 comment:

  1. I love the Nutcracker too. You should totally get tickets for Coppelia. It's such a sweet story and I'm sure it will be amazing to watch at PNB!