Another Nutcracker nearer the grave
What you see on stage is difficult enough, but often what you don't see is also challenging. The hardest part of my role is not the dancing or the acting but occurs later, during the battle scene. I and another "parent" hide in the back of the enormous clock instead of exiting offstage after the party, and at our cue we haul the clock offstage quickly and quietly. The challenge is to do so without being seen by the audience and without smashing the stage lights or squashing any mice.
Beware the kawaii
Three years of MIDI files
Ballet photo gallery
Society for Creative Anachronism
Cacti and other succulents