GREAT SHOWS OF 2013
Loved by artsinternational and Bina Sharif
One of the very many great shows of 2013 such as Richard the 111, No man's Land, Waiting for Godot, Lady Day, I came to look for you on Tuesday is NUTCRACKER ROUGE directed and
choreographed by Austin McCormick based on Tchaikovsky's timeless "Nutcracker.
The director Takes liberties and for the better to combine many formats such as dance beside the ballet,
incredibly erotic and sexy movements without ever a slightest hint of any bad taste at all, styles which are so avant garde and delicious that every second one waits for a new surprise and exotic surprises keep coming.
The director is very successful experimenting with new forms which are deliberated with great sense of fun and joy. The brilliant cast of dancers and actors have such agility and ability that at times feel humanly impossible but possible in this amazing show at every minute.
There is classical ballet, French Can-Can, Jazz, Rock, you name it, its there and still the show never seem overloaded. The secret of this Nutcracker is the amount of fun and superb ability the performers are exuding at every given moment. It shows how beautiful the human body is and how blessed the performers are to have that toned, muscular, angular and elongated muscles which with the talent mesmerize us all.
The whole ensemble is great but actors and dancers and singers such as Lura Careless as Marie Claire and Shelly Watson as Mrs. Drosselmeyer are superb.
Jeff Takacs as a co-host is lots of fun.
Lighting Design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is absolutely effective and just stunning creating an incredibly beautiful and exotic atmosphere and so is the set design by Zane Pihlstrom.
NUTCRACKER ROUGE is in the company of the best of the best theater in New York
I absolutely enjoyed this show as well as few other above mentioned shows but NUTCRACKER ROUGE'S sensuality and erotic raw energy can't be matched.