Saturday December 21, 2013 / 7:30pmLong Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker
Main Orchestra/Main Loge
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.