Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Nutcracker…Not that one.

Thanksgiving weekend marks the official kickoff of the holiday season and it’s 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 –

holidays_gwbushNorth Entrance of the White House03White House entrance to Val-Jar’s office

The Nutcracker I’m 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 I’m not just talking about the ballerina heels she sometimes wears:

beyonce toe heelsNo need to trade in your toe shoes for stilettos when you can do both 

I guess you can’t 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_Preobrajnskaya_Legat_-Nutcracker_1Olga 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 M’s butt look small.

mother ginger4

And as for Val-Jar…well, you know:

Mouse-King-1The Rat King, slaying the wooden soldiers

and they both enjoy the Ruskie dancers:

nutcracker russian dancers

Well, I’ve got to run. I hope you all enjoy wrapping up the holiday weekend with your own end-of-leftovers  dance.


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