Ballet del Noreste of Mexico in Cascanueces (The Nutcracker)
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The young, talented dancers of Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre perform two of ballet's most lyrical works: Sleeping Beauty and Paquita. With a sumptuous score by Tchaikovsky, a fairy tale plot of the triumph of good over evil and classical courtly style, Sleeping Beauty is the ideal production for Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's accomplished student dancers. Paquita is Petipa's virtuosic 1881 ballet about a young girl who saves the life of a young French officer, who himself is the target of a Spanish governor who plots to have him killed. A much-loved ballet that showcases the talents of its soloists, Paquita's choreography includes the famous Grand Pas Classique, the Pas de Trois and the Children's Mazurka. Learn More
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Featured review from Rocky Morales
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The performance, itself, was wonderful. The dancers were terrific and I was really impressed that some of the dancers, despite not being more than possibly 5 years old, were so talented.
Now for the downside...the organization was unacceptable. This started from picking up tickets from Will Call, as there was a very long line and only one window open for both Will Call and tickets to be purchased. I did not make it into the theatre until 8:15pm, 15 minutes after the play was scheduled to start and there were plenty of antsy people behind me.
The play did not even start until about 8:50pm, nearly an hour behind schedule. Then for the first 5 minutes of the play, the floodlights (that allowed people to find their seats) in the theatre remained on before someone finally thought to turn them off.
The first act concluded within about 30 minutes and the 15 minute intermission became more like 30 minutes.
During the second act, someone thought it would be a good idea to turn on the air conditioning to freeze not only the patrons but the dancers, as well.
I have been to the Ricardo Montalban Theatre before to see "Zorro In Hell" and that production went flawlessly, so I will fault the production itself for El Cascanueces rather than the theatre, itself. It is a shame that such wonderful performances by the dancers were overshadowed by horrible organization.
El Cascanueces es sin duda el mas bello cuento de navidad de todos los tiempos. Con mas de 70 actores y bailarines hispanos en escena, El Ballet del Noroeste de Mexico produccion marca un precedente historico en los Estados Unidos. Dentro del elenco artistico se encuentran los primeros bailarines del Ballet Nacional de Mexico y de Cuba. Este especatulode acuerdo con los criticos, es considerado como uno de los mejores del mundo. Esta Navidad, disfrute de la majia y maravilla del Cascanueces.
The Nutcracker is one of the most beautiful Christmas stories of all time. In this historical debut in the United States, Ballet del Noreste of Mexico brings to the stage Mexico’s and Cuba’s National Ballet premier ballerinas along with a stunning cast of 70 dancers and singers. Critics have declared Ballet Mexico’s version of this family tale of magic and love as one of the world’s best productions. This Christmas, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of _The Nutcracker.