Last Thursday we went to the Nutcracker ballet at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts by Louisville Ballet and Louisville Orchestra. We thought the orchestra delivered a commendable performance and the ballet was much better than average. The stage set was quite impressive and the magic tricks performed by Uncle Dresselmeyer were surprisingly sophisticated. Overall, we thought the magic tricks and stage setting were a little better executed than the synchronization of the baller dancers. The orchestral music was truly wonderful throughout.
Last year, we enjoyed watching the George Balanchine’s Nutcracker ballet by the New York City Baller on Youtube. For those of you who haven’t heard of the Nutcracker ballet, here it is: