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More ‘Nutcracker’ racism

TweetA few weeks ago, I wrote about the ballet The Nutcracker and its use of racial and ethnic stereotypes. I wrote specifically about George Balanchine’s 1954 choreography for the New York City Ballet, the world’s best-known and most influential version of the ballet story, and called for the removal of the offensive racial stereotypes in [...]
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It’s Nutcracker season, and you’re fat!

Tweet It’s Nutcracker season! Every winter all around the country, ballet companies and dance schools put up the ballet that has become inextricably linked, in American culture, with Christmas. There are as many different versions of The Nutcracker as there are groups performing it, but a few things are usually constant. There is almost always [...]
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