Sunday, December 12, 2010

Let it snow!

I haven't had a chance to see much dance this season, but I'm very glad to have had a chance to see Mark Morris' "The Hard Nut" today at BAM. An updating of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" by turns witty and tender, "Hard Nut" will celebrate its 20th birthday next month (and was being presented as part of Mark Morris Dance Group's 30th anniversary year). There are only thirty-odd dancers, in a legion of roles. But even if you had twice that, why not use all of them for the Dance of the Snowflakes as Morris does, men as well as women? Everyone's invited to this party!

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