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One December weekend each year, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's popular Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker". Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they journey to the magical Land of... Read More
One December weekend each year, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's popular Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker". Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they journey to the magical Land of Snow and Land of Sweets where they're greeted by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and many others including the Russian, Spanish and Arabian dancers. The mostly traditional production takes an unexpected turn in the second act with the addition of circus performers including an aerialist, to the mix. The entire ballet is enchanting, but this unexpected twist mesmerizes the audience, largely made up of children who sit entranced in their seats through the entire performance. Another whimsical touch: over 10 pounds of confetti is strewn around the stage during the show. The small company expands for this special production which includes 70 children and 60 professional dancers. Past guest artists have come from as far away as Russia and China.
211 W. San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Holiday Attractions: "The Lensic is an intimate theater seating just over 800 people. Most seats are good, though, of course, the closer the better. There are a few seats on the extreme left and right in the front orchestra section that are often great deals, depending on the show."
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet does a first-rate production of the popular holiday ballet "The Nutcracker" that is worth seeing.