The Nutcracker

As some of you may have already seen, Danielle and I went to see the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker today at the Lyric. It’d been a very, very long time since I’d seen this, and I really enjoyed it. The strength, agility and grace of the dancers just astounded me. The costumes were beautiful, and of course there was a corps of kids from a local ballet school involved in the performance. There’s another show on Sunday at 1pm, so if you’re interested, check it out. Our matinee today was not sold out, so I imagine there are probably some seats available at tomorrow’s show.

What really stood out for me, as I imagine is the case for many people, were the dancers who performed the Arabian Dance. They’re a duo who are trained in acrobatics as well as ballet, and they did amazing things that just looked like no big deal. Here’s their performance from The Nutcracker today, enjoy!