December 8, 1990 |
Christmas without "The Nutcracker" would be like Easter without the bunny or Thanksgiving without the turkey. It just wouldn't be the same. And this year, more than enough troupes are continuing the tradition in San Diego. "The Nutcracker," the enduring Christmas ballet of a little girl's toy that comes to life, will be presented by ballet companies from Poway to San Diego this season in live performances running through Dec. 23.
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December 25, 1988
Expecting to view their children performing in the Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker," dozens of parents came away from the final dress rehearsal Friday at the Music Center with sour feelings. The unexpectedly large crowd was asked to leave at intermission, which officials say was the plan all along. It was a misunderstanding, they said. Richard Tollefson, manager of operations and development for the Joffrey, called it a "confused situation."
December 18, 1988 |
"It was Bob's last gift to all of us, and nothing could be more appropriate," said Gerald Arpino, reflecting on what became Robert Joffrey's final theatrical venture. Former associate director and resident choreographer, Arpino has been the Joffrey Ballet's artistic director since the founder's death in March at the age of 57.