Paris Opera Ballet
December 8, 2007
by Marc Haegeman
copyright 2007 by Marc Haegeman
Rudolf Nureyev never made it easy for himself or his dancers. The only thing that awaits Clara in his production of the “Nutcracker”, revived by the Paris Opera Ballet this December, is some fiendishly difficult choreography. The performance I saw at the Opéra Bastille on December 8 wasn’t one you wanted to reward with sweets and colourful presents, even if in a period once again riddled with social conflicts, strikes and canceled performances at the Opera, one is prepared to cut the dancers some slack.