Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Nutcracker' To Have New Look.

Byline: Emily Van Cleve For the Journal

* Aspen Santa Fe Ballet directors also adding more action

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" will be Victorian this year, featuring costumes and set designs that make it a feast for the eyes.

Artistic directors Jean-Philippe Malaty and Tom Mossbrucker also have created their own original choreography, designed beautiful new backdrops and invited two guest dancers to help make the production a special treat.

"This year's presentation will be more cinematic and have more action happening at the same time than the previous four productions we have choreographed," he said. "There will be scenes when children are playing in one corner while adults are dancing in another part of the stage. …

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