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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nutcracker Recap

This past Sunday I participated in a production of The Nutcracker for a dance school at which I occasionally teach.  As I have mentioned before, I functioned as a kind of assistant director for the rehearsals, and I ended up dancing the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy (as I did last year.)  

The show went so well, and all the kids had a wonderful time, which was incredibly rewarding to see.  I am, of course, knackered after the whole thing, but I was almost surprised just how much I enjoyed performing....I felt like I danced really well and it was the most fun I've had dancing in years.  I felt totally in my element, so jubilant and totally on my balance, which helps.  But after such a high, coming back down and getting back to my real job has been a bit of a struggle this week.  I call it post-performance-depression.  I feel like Cinderella the day after the ball when the tiara is gone and it's back to house work!

But I still have the memory of the performances and in honor of that, here are a few photos from last years performance....This year's probably looked similar as I danced the same part and wore the same tutu!  
Did you see any Nutcrackers this year?  Or maybe dance in one?  I must admit, for a time I couldn't even hear the Nutcracker music without getting annoyed, but now I love it!  It brings back wonderful memories....I guess I'm just getting sentimental in my old age!


  1. aw, you look wonderful in the pictures! you are a beautiful sugar plum. :) i danced Chinese Tea but just in the studio. we didn't perform. i'd love to participate in a full length production next year, though, even as a mouse or just back stage (though my dream is to be a snowflake :)

  2. Oh fun! Snow is definitely my favorite- It has the best music and always looks so enchanting!

  3. gorgeous!! we didn't see the nutcracker out of pure laziness i suppose, but i watched the NYCB one on PBS a few days ago :)

  4. Hey whatever works Alycia! I love watching the old ABT film with Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland...Sometimes I think it's better than seeing it live!

  5. You look gorgeous! My friend and I have a tradition of going to see the PBTs Nutcracker each year -- I guess it's not December without it for me anymore!

  6. I've always wanted to be on a play, I saw the nutcracker when I was in elementary and ever since it has been in my heart <333

    Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

    P.s whoever took those pictures, amazing!


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