The Nutcracker: A History

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, a Verlaine and McCann Presents production. Photo by POC Photos.

The Nutcracker is the Shmoo of ballets. If you’re under 50, you’ll probably have to look up cartoonist Al Capp’s [...]

Behind the Scenes of a Justin Peck Ballet


The blood, sweat, and tears that go into making a dance work is not news to many SeattleDances readers or [...]

Maria Tallchief: First American Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief in George Balanchine's Orpheus
Photo courtesy of Northwest Film Forum

In a Pacific Northwest forest, a man builds a box. He pries a massive yet thin slice of cedar from [...]

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