Karen James

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Great Russian Nutcracker

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Wednesday December 18, 2013 / 7:30pm
Great Russian Nutcracker
2 tickets
Price Level 3 (Orchestra)
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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This was the most incredible thing I have ever watched. Given the money and time I will go every single year. I could not take my eyes off of the dancers. The difference between a good production and a great production is if you see any effort on the part of the dancers. it seemed as if their bodies glided through air and that they had unlimited strength to do what they did. It is a true to the story and ballet edition of this holiday Russian classic. Highly recommend it. On a location note, I went to George Mason. Maybe it was just me but I think of going to a Russian Ballet of the Nutcracker at Xmas as something you should dress up for. It seemed that everyone was very casual. Not even suits or fancy dresses. maybe it was just the location or day of the week. The final comment is that I would love to see it again with a live orchestra. It would enhance the captivating high points. I think the venue should have turned up the sound. Red carpet got me 7th row center!!!!!!