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Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1:30 & 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...
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 4 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, but also...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 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 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...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

Milwaukee Ballet’s Nutcracker

You've heard the melodies before. "Trepak," energetic and bold, or the delicate and playful "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"-both musical pieces have been employed in television commercials to encourage shoppers to get into the holiday spirit. Indeed, if the gift-giving season had a soundtrack, Pyotr Tchaikovsky's familiar, engaging score for The Nutcracker ballet would be it. Though it was composed in the last decade of the 19th century, the rich ballet is timeless; a beloved holiday tradition to be performed year after year. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet about a young girl, Clara, who falls asleep holding a nutcracker doll she received as a Christmas...

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