Essay on Analysis Of The Movie ' The Nutcracker '

882 Words Dec 6th, 2016 4 Pages
This semester I had the opportunity to see The Nutcracker, performed by the Texas Ballet Theater, as one of my required professional performances for intermediate ballet. Watching this production was a “revelation” to me. The Nutcracker is an extremely well known ballet, yet I had never been given the chance to see it until this year. As someone who grew up in the dance world I had always heard the familiar compositions that are found within The Nutcracker, however, I had never seen professional dancers move to the music on stage. For much of the show I found myself mesmerized by the movements occurring on stage, as well as the elaborate backdrops that were displayed in each scene. The show impacted me in a way that I didn’t expect; I felt nostalgic and surprised. I went into the theater with the mindset that I wouldn’t be caught amongst those that believe The Nutcracker is magical, but I ended up becoming wrapped in the wonder of the ballet. The staging, dancers, backdrops and props made me experience a dreamlike feeling that only occurs when in the presence of true talent. This ballet was an amazing performance, and through this essay I intend to share my most memorable moments of it. First, I would like to call attention to the miraculous dancers that were performing The Nutcracker when I was in attendance. While watching the male dancers, I was impressed by how much height and sustainability they had while executing jumps. The dancers used their plié to acquire the…

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