, 2022-12-15 14:53:10,
Becky Moore, Principal of the Dance School Columbia Dance In Vancouver, Washington, she loves Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet “The Nutcracker” but worries that it will not age gracefully.
“The Nutcracker is 130 years old and anything 130 years old comes with baggage,” Moore says. “I thought, ‘Why drag that baggage into the next 20 years?'” “
Moore was quick to point out that countless productions of “The Nutcracker” are staged all over the world. Moore says that for many kids, this is the first ballet they ever perform.
In recent years, however, critics of the story have criticized the traditional ballet Depicting Asian stereotypes.
In 2017, he founded New York City ballet dancers Phil Chan and Georgina Pazkogoen The final bow for Yellowface, a national campaign vowing to remove outdated images of Asians and promote a more inclusive space in ballet. They cite “The Nutcracker” as an example Consecration of orientalism in dance.
The original story follows a young European girl named Clara. She dreams of a Nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve. Together, they go on magical adventures to battle the evil Rat King and his mouse minions.
Along the way,…
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