Day 13–The Nutcracker

Every year I write about The Nutcracker.  But not just any Nutcracker.  This is the one with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland from 1977.  It is not just my favorite version of this ballet.  It is my favorite ballet production of all time. I am a huge Baryshnikov fan.  Imagine my surprise when he turned up…

Obsession revisited: The Nutcracker

It’s Christmastime again, and that means revisiting my favorite stories and DVD’s.  Baryshnikov’s Nutcracker is one of my favorites, and not just because of Christmas.  He is sexy and amazing, and his chemistry with Gelsey Kirkland’s Clara is romantic beyond any heart-swelling movie or book you could ever read. Trying to give you something I didn’t say…