We are still reveling over our lovely Nutcracker weekend! The truth is, we have been going to see the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center for more years than we can count and New York City Ballet never disappoints with their nearly 60-year-old production, first performed on February 2, 1954. It is always glorious. All agreed that this year’s highlight was Megan Fairchild’s performance as Dewdrop — absolute sublimity. However, the afternoon was really made perfect by a very thrilling and generous post-performance backstage tour — thank you James! — a dream come true for a certain teenage ballerina in our tribe.
The weekend culminated with our favorite three-year-old dancing the part of an angel in a toddler production of the Nutcracker on the Upper West Side. Despite the magnificence of the ballet the day before, this was, without a doubt, the most divine and unforgettable moment of the weekend. So sweet.