TFM Review: The Nutcracker by Pia de Ungria
Photos by: Erica Feliz Marquez-Jacinto
And there was nothing C-grade about it. The Philippine Ballet Theatre is staging The Nutcracker, one of the most popular and familiar ballet pieces, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater from November 13-15; and if the technical dance rehearsal is any indication of what’s in store, then be prepared for the (pre-Christmas) celebration of your life.
Originally choreographed by the great Marius Petipa, The Nutcracker tells the magical story of Clara’s adventure with the Nutcracker Prince: from defeating the army of mice and their King, to their journey in the land of sweets. Set at Christmastime, no other ballet could probably set the mood for the Holidays more than The Nutcracker can.