The Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy wasn’t in the original story so where does she come from? Does the Sugar Plum pas de deux contain a hidden homage to Tchaikovsky’s sister? What was the original name of Plum’s prince? Why did the first Sugar Plum Fairy add an extra solo for herself? We have the answers!
Beyond the Bubble
Some of the character’s in Act II of The Nutcracker seem out of place and the dual personalities that come out in different versions of the ballet don’t make it any less confusing. If you look back into the ballet’s history, though, things do start to come together in the Kingdom of Sweets.
Legendary choreographer, Bob Fosse was a man who worked hard, danced hard, lived hard and who’s signature dance style and choreography made an impact in film, music videos, and on Broadway that can be seen even today.
Gene Kelly changed the way dance was perceived on film and made his athletic style a staple of American dance. Learn about this legendary dancer, choreographer, and actor’s life and legacy in this brief biography.
From Ballet to Broadway, master classes to movie screens, Matt Mattox left his mark in every aspect of the dance world. In the process, he helped create vocabulary, customs and a style still found in many jazz classes and choreographic works today.
Ballroom dance throws you into the deep end of partnering and there is something so satisfying about making it all work. These three key elements are what make a partnership successful.