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…

Christmas Top Ten

My Christmas Top Ten: When the boys were young… 1. Not Christmas overdone–Christmas everywhere!  Every little thing is a celebration.  Every store, every streetlamp, every neighborhood, every everywhere, there are lights and decorations. 2. Holiday spirit overflows as people have an excuse to detonate decorating bombs in their yards.  Each house has more lights than…

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…