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Nutcracker Ballet

Curtis M. Wong

You've Never Seen A 'Nutcracker' Like This Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Of all the various “Nutcracker” productions that pervade New York during the month of December, only one features ballerinas in bondage gear, a po...

Why It Takes 8,500 Pairs Of Pointe Shoes To Put On 'The Nutcracker'

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 12.18.2013 | Style

Everyone is fascinated by what goes on onstage during a ballet, but we wanted to know what happens backstage. How long does it take the ballerinas to ...

'Nutcracker' Season Is The BEST Time Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 12.14.2013 | Style

Sure, the gifts and eggnog are nice. But we love the holiday season for one reason: "The Nutcracker." Who doesn't get caught up in the merriment after...

The Lesbian's Guide to Watching the Nutcracker

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Warnecke

I've come to rescue you. You see, it's possible to understand, and even enjoy The Nutcracker.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Holiday Ballet Besides 'The Nutcracker'

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

With American ballet company directors and boards lamenting the low status of ballet in the minds of the general public, what would happen if our ballet companies offered more options during the holiday season? How did we get ourselves trapped in a can of Nuts?

Performance Teaches Humility

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

My world turns black and everything begins to move in slow motion. As I go into the second airborne turn, my body goes off at a crazy angle and I begin to realize that this is not going to end well.

Sugarplum-gate

Nora Younkin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

While the accepted body aesthetic for ballet is very different than for modern dancers, we're kidding ourselves if we pretend like weight and body image are anything but nagging preoccupations for nearly all of us.