Wednesday, December 17, 2008

reminiscing: the nutcracker ballet

Turn off background music here, then come back up.

Tonight, I happened across the annual PBS showing of The Nutcracker. I found myself mesmerized by the dancers' fluid motions. And though I've seen The Nutcracker performed many times over the years, I could not help but watch the entire thing.

I suppose I'm remembering a time when I'd taken a serious interest in learning ballet. Something about seeing prima ballerina, Gelsey Kirkland, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, in the 1977 version of the ballet, inspired a desire to learn how to float and fly.

Pure magic, those two.

Thank you briciolakatia for sharing this vid.

To be sure, of the best ever!

Thank you BruninhaEB for sharing this vid.

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