Swirling Soirée… An Evening of New Dances, Great Finds and Tasty Eats by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

What is the essential element to a thriving metropolis like Atlanta?  Culture.   What are two important cornerstones to culture? Tradition and art?  What art form is … Continue reading Swirling Soirée… An Evening of New Dances, Great Finds and Tasty Eats 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

Nashville Ballet’s “Cinderella” by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Forget about magic, defying parents, a peasant girl gone rogue and a prince looking for a date, there is nothing cuter than a small child in a fuzzy bumblebee costume. This week, your Dancer With An Attitude was invited to see a V.I.P showing of Nashville Ballet’s Cinderella. The dancing was good, live orchestra amazing, set design and direction great and “…oh my goodness,” the baby bumblebees were the talk of the town. Continue reading Nashville Ballet’s “Cinderella” by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully