Mark Morris' The Hard Nut: A Retro-Modern Take on The Nutcracker
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The last date listed for The Hard Nut was Saturday December 22, 2012 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm).
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Smuin Ballet breaks the boundaries of traditional dance with this evening of vibrant, innovative works from some of the Bay Area's most exciting choreographers. Choreographer Garrett Ammon unleashes his own take on Tchaikovsky's iconic score in Serenade for Strings, using movement to reflect the composition's intensity and precision. In Objects of Curiosity, Smuin's choregrapher-in-residence Amy Seiwert explores the tensions between desire and restraint, pairing them with a delicate score by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso that mirrors her study on stage. The evening concludes with Frankie and Johnny, Michael Smuin's passionate tribute to the legendary Gene Kelly, danced to a soundtrack of some of the biggest names in Latin and mambo music. Learn More
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The concept was very entertaining, but much of the dancing was mediocre. The final pas de deux should have been thrilling. The music soared, but the two dancers seemed leaden.
The young man who played the younger brother was excellent. He made...continued
Music by Tchaikovsky (The Nutcracker)
Choreography by Mark Morris
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: George Cleve, Conductor
Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir: Robert Geary, Artistic Director
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