Some fortunate people travel to San Jose to see it, others to New York to see the famous production in the best Broadway style, while the majority are happy to see it on television. But this Saturday, November 30, the community of Nosara will be able to see a unique presentation of the ballet “The Nutcracker,” live and in person.
The Nutcracker is a fantasy-ballet created by the director of the Russian Imperial Theater in 1891. The work has become perhaps the most popular of all ballets from the occidental countries and is usually presented around Christmas.
The ballet to be performed in Rancho Tico in Nosara is directed by Professor Patricia Vargas, with about 25 girls from different parts of Guanacaste: Nicoya, Quebrada Honda, Carrillo, Samara, Nosara, Palmira, Jicaral, Hojancha and Nandayure.
Patricia Vargas Gonzalez, who has been dancing ballet since she was five years old, is the ballet instructor at the acclaimed Royal Academy of Dance and has given ballet classes for more than 30 years.
The presentation is a work in progress inspired by The Nutcracker and Tchaikovsky’s music, and lasts about an hour and a half, divided into two acts. In addition to the performance by the young ballerinas, there will be 10 adults who will join some scenes.
Admission is free and the show will begin at 4 p.m.
There will also be a performance in Nicoya, on December 8 at Saul Cardenas Cubillo School.