The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

What is it about this particular ballet that has people of all ages coming back year after year to see the Joffrey Ballet? The Nutcracker is one of the most beloved ballet traditions throughout the world.

Watch the Joffrey Ballet The Nutcracker ballet. Their version is breathtaking.

It appeals to both young and old, those interested in ballet as a whole, as well as those that only make it to this one ballet performance each year. It transcends all barriers and brings fans together from all walks of life.

The fantasy of it all, combined with beautiful costumes and exquisite dancing makes it a holiday favorite for all.  Reviewed in many articles, here is what one critic had to say about this particular 25th anniversary presentation.

The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

This production has all of these combined with a live 60 piece orchestra from the Chicago Sinfonietta (conducted by Scott Speck) that marvelously performed Tchaikovsky’s memorable score. The dancers were world-class, the choreography was varied combining classical ballet movements with marches, ethnic routines and 19th Century parlor waltzes. The clever choreography told Hoffman’s story so explicitly that words simply were not needed. From the early Christmas Eve setting at the Stahlbaum home in 1850’s America, we see a holiday party with gifts, a giant Christmas tree and as a special treat, dancing dolls are given as well as a nutcracker. The party scenes are rich in period costumes and folk dances.  (Read more Here…)

I don’t know about you, but that review combined with the video make it easy to see why The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker is sure to be the event of the season! So get out your holiday attire and even if you are not in the Chicago area, you most likely are near your own ballet company’s production of The Nutcracker.  Be sure to get your tickets now and then sit back and enjoy the show.

Let us know what you think of your local production! Ours here in New Mexico is really great and a lot of fun to watch. Be sure to “Like” this post and share it with friends and family as their reminder to go see The Nutcracker ballet this holiday season!


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