Skip to comments.The Nutcracker…Not that one.
Posted on 11/30/2014 7:27:33 AM PST by NOBO2012
Thanksgiving weekend marks the official kickoff of the holiday season and its always a busy one. Today for example Raj, Little Mo, DeweyFromDetroit and I traditionally go see the Nutcracker. No, not Val Jar or Lady M
White House entrance to Val-Jars office
The Nutcracker Im talking about is Tchaikovsky's ballet. Neither of our Big White nutcrackers enjoy the music, greatly preferring the beat and lyrics of a good Beyoncé song and dance to that of classic ballet. Odd, as Bey has been known to borrow from the ballet art form. And Im not just talking about the ballerina heels she sometimes wears:
No need to trade in your toe shoes for stilettos when you can do both
I guess you cant blame MO and Val for not liking the ballet. I mean, the man behind the musical genius of the Nutcracker, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was obviously the beneficiary of white privilege, having attended the Russian Imperial School of Jurisprudence before settling on a musical career. Heck, he died before the Bolshevik Revolution even got underway; still enjoying his white privilege guilt free.
Olga Preobrazhenskaya as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nikolai Legat as Prince Coqueluche in the Grand pas de deux in the original Russian production of The Nutcracker.
Still, I think if they went to see the Nutcracker our nutcrackers would find much to enjoy.
For example, I think Lady M could identify with the Mother Ginger character (who has frequently been portrayed by a cross-dressing male dancer in blackface). And her costume would make Lady Ms butt look small.
And as for Val-Jar well, you know:
The Rat King, slaying the wooden soldiers
and they both enjoy the Ruskie dancers:
Well, Ive got to run. I hope you all enjoy wrapping up the holiday weekend with your own end-of-leftovers dance.
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