ABT's Nutcracker Moves to California

It's news that, as a New Yorker, I am selfishly sad to report: American Ballet Theatre has announced that its The Nutcracker, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, will move to the west coast in 2015. Its last New York performance will be this December at the Brooklyn Academy of Music before it calls the Segerstom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, "home." Ratmansky's production premiered in 2010 and received instant praise for its fine use of students and quick wit.

 

So east coasters, savor this last Nut season, and to our friends out west, gear up for ABT's production with this essay written by one of the ballet's original pairings, Gillian Murphy and David Hallberg.