The Nutcracker @ the San Francisco Ballet • We Weblog The World


In Act 1, you’re drawn into the Stahlbaum household’s house with a festive tree and are then met by Clara, Fritz and their associates earlier than Dr. Stahlbaum invitations the company to bounce, together with his daughter Clara. After Drosselmeyer—often called “Uncle Drosselmeyer” to the Stahlbaums—offers his nutcracker doll to Clara, Fritz breaks it. Alas, Drosselmeyer has to repair it after which one other fantastic dance breaks out.

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson *** Native Caption *** Clara: Abby Cannon

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson *** Native Caption *** Clara: Abby Cannon, Fritz: Kai Hannigan

In that vacation season mystical manner, Clara falls asleep on the sofa the place she desires of Uncle Drosselmeyer, the nutcracker doll and the company. Then the dream expands with monumental mice who has a King and a military of toy troopers, nevertheless fortunately her nutcracker doll involves life to guard her. You don’t must be a baby to be on the sting of your seat for this efficiency.

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson *** Native Caption *** Troopers: Aria Gerking, Lizzy Steward, Sofia Garcia, Zoie Liang Mao, Alexis Altshuler, Ruby Rosenquist, Piper O’Leary Herreras, Eve Kaufman, Danica Suverkrubbe

The King of the Mice challenges the Nutcracker to a duel who after defeating the King, collapses. Uncle Drosselmeyer involves the rescue, for he is stuffed with magic. What occurs? He transforms the Nutcracker right into a dashing Prince and collectively, they go on a journey by the “Land of Snow.”

Yuan Yuan Tan and Henry Sidford in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson

In Act II, there may be much more drama and shade with the backyard of a Crystal Palace, ladybugs, dragonflies, and butterflies and guess what? They will all dance. The Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes Clara and the Prince and a pageant ensues with extra dancing, beginning with Spanish aptitude, an Arabian genie (who hasn’t dreamed of genies as a baby?), performers from China and French dancers with lovely decadent ribbons. Lest not overlook the Russian dancers, Madame du Cirque and a dancing bear.

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson

Does it sound like heaven from a baby’s eyes but? The reality is that the Nutcracker will not be solely that and extra for teenagers, however it magically transports anybody watching again into dream time from their very own childhoods and it occurs to be probably the most rewarding ones, crammed with magic, marvel, thriller and fantasy.

And naturally, it simply retains getting higher.

The Sugar Plum Fairy waltzes together with her court docket of Flowers after which the Sugar Plum Fairy and Uncle Drosselmeyer grant Clara a Christmas want by reworking her into an exquisite ballerina in order that she will dance with the Prince.


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