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Great athletes dance, others not so much

...other than this," Sugar Plum Fairy Kathi Martuza had told me as we crouched side by side, awaiting her cue, and George Balanchine's music wrapped itself around her and pulled her skyward seemingly past the gaze of human sight.And onstage a...
Photo: Enter 'The Nutcracker'

A sugar plum fairy dances in a scene from George Balanchine's version of "The Nutcracker." The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council hopes to make staging the holiday ballet a tradition in Juneau.
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What's Happening

...the Nugget Mall. $5. BALLET "The Nutcracker," presented by the Oregon Ballet Theatre, as choreographed by George Balanchine, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Juneau-Douglas High...
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Bringing the ballet back

...deferred to the Oregon Ballet Theater, which brought its touring company for a pared-down version of the play with George Balanchine's fabled choreography. "It's very nice to be back here and be able to do this in front of people you know...
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Oregon Ballet Theatre brings holiday tradition to Juneau

...downward." Since then, of course, it's become the best-known ballet of all time. New York City Ballet founder George Balanchine often is credited with popularizing "The Nutcracker" in the United States when he debuted his choreography in 1954...
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briefly offering a chance to audition for a part in the Oregon Ballet Theatre's upcoming presentation of Act II of George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker." The performances will be held the weekend of November 27-28, 2004. Auditions run from...
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