Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

It wouldn’t be the holidays without Drosslemeyer’s magic, Mouse King, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a little girl with a Nutcracker Prince. I have to admit that is has been a long time since I’ve actually participated in the Yuletide ritual.  … Continue reading Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Complexions… Thanksgiving in NYC by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Through all the virtuosic dancing a strange theme emerged – hugs. They appeared in almost every piece. Mixing an embrace into unbelievable choreography, creating dynamics between the simple and the complicated is a lovely way to give the audience eye a break. The everyman can identify with this basic human expression. Continue reading Complexions… Thanksgiving in NYC by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The Nutcracker Nashville Style by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

I love a town with pride and feel that Nashville Ballet told the classic holiday tale, but also took the opportunity to pay homage to their fair town. This version of the story takes place in 1897 at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Clara and her Uncle Drosselmeyer stroll through the international vendors and buy a little Nutcracker doll from a German toy maker. Continue reading The Nutcracker Nashville Style by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully