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The Nutcracker and other dance favorites herald the return of the holiday season in Philadelphia

The Nutcracker and other dance favorites herald the return of the holiday season in Philadelphia

With its unforgettable music, enchanting story and the vivid imagery, “The Nutcracker” has become synonymous with the holiday season. It is a classic tradition that has weathered the test of time, captivating audiences’ hearts and minds for generations. And hopefully […]

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Watch out, the rapping SugarPlum Fairy is coming to town!

Watch out, the rapping SugarPlum Fairy is coming to town!

This time of year, it has become a tradition for so many families to attend an annual  performance of the Nutcracker. But another holiday tradition has been brewing in Philadelphia for over six years now – Philly-Nutt-Crak-Up. This crazy holiday […]

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Dance Takes Center Stage This Holiday Season

Dance Takes Center Stage This Holiday Season

Ballet enthusiasts mark time in terms of a company’s seasons – Spring, Winter, and The Nutcracker. But whether a devotee of ballet or not, The Nutcracker has become the unofficial beginning of the holidays. It is a classic tradition that […]

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Classic retains its magic

By Ellen Dunkel For The Inquirer Pennsylvania Ballet has been performing The Nutcracker in various incarnations for 40 years. I’ve seen more versions of this seasonal classic than I can count – professional companies, student productions, quirky remakes. Live, on […]

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The Ever-Evolving Nutcracker

By Louise E. Wright, For The Bulletin “I can’t imagine the holidays without dancing in The Nutcracker,” Lauren Fadeley said. “It really makes the season.” This month, Ms. Fadeley and her fellow dancers take to the stage at the Academy […]

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Fanciest ‘Nutcracker’ footwork? It’s a family’s

By Amy S. Rosenberg Inquirer Staff Writer Full Story: click here Being December, this can mean only one thing for Nutcracker families.Crunch time. And perhaps no one is feeling it more than Lisa Harrison, 47, of New Hope, whom today […]

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Nutcracker News

International Ballet Exchange (IBE) will present the world-renowned Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine in two performances of The Nutcracker.The performances will take place on December 20 at Plymouth/Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, showcasing the athleticism, virtuosity, and aesthetic brilliance of […]

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The Rock School’s Spin On A Ballet Tradition

The Rock School’s Spin On A Ballet Tradition

By Andrea K. Hammer, For The Bulletin 11/26/2008 ©The Bulletin 2008 Full Story: click here In a world full of split-second changes, certain traditions offer constancy and comfort during the holiday season. After Thanksgiving, curtains will start to rise on the […]

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Dance Traditions

Dance Traditions

It is that time of year again, when productions of the Nutcracker abound. It has become a family tradition and one in which every child can get lost in their own imagination, identifying with the ballet’s heroine and her images […]

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