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Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Milwaukee Ballet stages the holiday favorite

 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet of 1892 is based upon Alexandre Dumas’ adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale of little Clara and her magical Christmas gift of a nutcracker in the form of a soldier. With its ethnic dances, Waltz of the Flowers and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Alyson Chavez speaks of education and boys in tights

 Alyson Chavez is the face and voice of Milwaukee Ballet. As director of community outreach, she does directing, education, training and writing through Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII). She recently sat down with Off the Cuff to discuss farm systems and Packers tights
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker

 In a faraway land in the days when nuts were sold in shells, a magician named Drosselmeyer made a soldier-shaped voodoo doll with teeth. He presented this totem to young Clara at her wealthy family’s Christmas feast.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Getting Comfortable with The Nutcracker

In the darkness and cold of winter, we draw together for comfort. Holiday traditions help us find our lives again through the rituals we share. As a tuxedoed cabaret crooner, I return to the classic holiday standards every year
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

at Uihlein Hall

...Michael Pink’s production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker has set the bar high among Milwaukee’s holiday entertainment options in a dazzling production filled with elaborate scenery, lavish costumes and stunning choreography...
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010

A conversation with Milwaukee Ballet’s Michael Pink

I look forward to my second viewing of Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker with the Milwaukee Ballet. Here are some reasons: 1) To see what I missed. So much goes on in Pink’s ballets that you can’t catch it all in one viewing. I ask Pink if he is revising anything. “No,” he answers. “Every year people tell me they’re convinced I’ve changed a lot, when I haven’t changed anything. They see it with different eyes...
Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009

Today @ The Marcus Center, 1:30 p.m.

Since 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet has performed a full-length version of The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet about a young girl, Clara, who falls sleep holding a nutcracker doll she received as a Christmas gift, but when...
Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009

Today @ The Marcus Center, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Since 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet has performed a full-length version of The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet about a young girl, Clara, who falls sleep holding a nutcracker doll she received as a Christmas gift, but when...
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

Today @ The Marcus Center, 11 a.m.

Since 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet has performed a full-length version of The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet about a young girl, Clara, who falls sleep holding a nutcracker doll she received as a Christmas gift, but when...
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - noon & 4:30 p.m.

Since 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet has performed a full-length version of The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet about a young girl, Clara, who falls sleep holding a nutcracker doll she received as a Christmas gift, but when internationally renowned choreographer and dancer Michael Pink began his tenure as artistic director of the company in 2002, one of his priorities was to improve Milwaukee Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. Pink has accomplished this feat by making the ballet more challenging-technically and dramatically-not only for those creating the piece...

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