The surge of the Delta variant has prompted many dance companies to retool the holiday favorite. At New York City Ballet, there will be no performers under 12.
A Chicago ballet academy was forced to put off its “Nutcracker” when the theaters were closed. But the ballet was not always as tied to Christmas as it is now.
Miami City Ballet’s version of “The Nutcracker” already has color and heat. This year, the company is adding a new element: the outdoors.
Troy Schumacher’s immersive “The Nutcracker at Wethersfield” provides a dreamlike experience.
Music students who are blind and visually impaired are offered a five-week course. “For me this class is about being dance,” its teacher says.
Among the things to be thankful for: Turkey is on the menu, your Uncle Charlie is not coming and, after a long absence, Broadway casts will be back onstage.
For dance students, the annual recital is the biggest event of the year. Whether in parks or in parking lots, some studios are determined to make it happen in a pandemic year.
Uncertainty about the coronavirus and the challenge of protecting audiences and artists is prompting many prominent presenters to wait till next year.