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The ‘Nut’ turns 75

The ‘Nut’ turns 75

Gabrielle Guido, Senior Reporter

December 17, 2019

Extravagant set-pieces, dancing and vibrant music have cultivated a dedicated audience for the San Francisco Ballet’s seasonal performance of “The Nutcracker” for 75 years.   “My mom and I go to the show together, as it has been a tradition since my childhood,” freshman Sage Swartz sa...

Students prepare for ‘Nutcracker’, both performing and backstage

Students prepare for ‘Nutcracker’, both performing and backstage

December 14, 2010

Zoë Newcomb Editor-in-Chief As Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers floats through auditoriums and ballerinas gracefully leap across the stage, performances of the holiday classic “Nutcracker” seem to be effortless, but behind-the-scenes the process of pulling together a successful ballet t...

Nutcracker ballet retains popularity in SF

Nutcracker ballet retains popularity in SF

December 16, 2009

Meghan Helms Asst. A & E Editor It does not snow when winter comes to San Francisco — except on December evenings at The War Memorial Opera House where snowflakes dance in Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker. Seat cushions offering slight seat elevation for children line...

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