I think that little girls are hardwired to love ballet. Maybe it’s the costumes, maybe the very beautiful dancers, the music … who can really say? All I know is, I loved it when I was a kid, and tonight, my girls (ages 5 and 2) are GLUED to the TV watching PBS’s Programming of the San Fransisco Ballet’s The Nutcracker. More information can be found here .
The thing that intrigued me is that this particular production was set it in San Fransisco 1915, during the World’s Fair, which made it unique and visually stunning. The production was choreographed by Helgi Tomasson, and scenic design by Michael Yeargan.
Here is a video snippet from it –
This is a link to a very informative ten minute video that PBS produced about the history of the 1915 World Fair.
For any of you locals to SLC, it’s on KBYU 11 tomorrow night (December 24th, 2010) at 1 am in case you’re up late wrapping Christmas presents or want to record it for your little ones. Just a little Christmas treat – enjoy!