The Death of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Other Balletic Nightmares

Posted in Diary of a Directrix, Reviews
December 23rd, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

dead sugar plum fairySo, Agustin surprised me with tickets to the Nutcracker Suite as performed by the L.A. Ballet Company this past weekend.  Wow (but not in the good way, alas).  It was nearly as disappointing as Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN (except for 3 saving graces in the 2nd act.)  Ballet sure has changed since I had to hang up my toe shoes due to an ailing knee back when.  But, perhaps I dodged a bullet. Read the rest of this entry »