Saturday December 21, 2013 / 7:30pmLong Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker
Main Orchestra/Main Loge
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
How was your experience?
The sets and costumes were impressive, only half of the choreography matched the music, and as such a lot of time was wasted on stage while dancers "performed steps" for no reason. When dancing in groups, the dancers were seldom together making timing very sloppy. I felt at points that I was watching a ballet school recital and not a professional production. I don't remember breakdancing being a part of Tchaikovsky's vision in 1892 or Russian culture. This production would have been fine for people who don't know any better and not familiar with dance or theatre.