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Love that never dies, the eternal struggle between evil and beauty, the bombastic scenery, the snowy landscapes, the sumptuous costumes, the beauty of the music and the performance of dances from different countries, led the audience to succumb to the magic of the world of dreams during The Nutcracker, presented yesterday, Friday, at the Ángela Peralta Theater.

The spectacular production of the Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlán, which this Saturday, repeats two sold-out performances, brings together dancers from the Mazatlán Ballet Dance Company and students from the Municipal Ballet School directed by maestra Zoila Fernández on stage; live music with the Camerata Mazatlán under the baton of the Guest Girector, maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda, and the voices of the Children’s Choir directed by maestra Mariela Angulo.

Tchaikovsky’s genius is behind this masterpiece as he transformed history of words into a ballet: The Nutcracker that divided the history of classical dance into a before and after, and has become one of the most anticipated productions of the Christmas season.
The music scores are spectacular and in this work the Camerata Mazatlán once again delighted with the content of the pieces, from the Miniature Overture, the March, in which the wind section predominates alternating with the violins and the rest of the strings of the orchestra, to the Waltz of the Flowers subtly performed by the dancers, who brought memorable moments to the stage to lead the audience to a wonderful world.

The sounds of the celesta that give a magical touch to the music were performed by maestro José Miguel Rivera and maestro Raziel Pineda on the piano.
The ballet combined harmonies with choreography, Sandra Fernández Hernández (Clarita), Gean Lee Panchi Balseca (Wizard) and Oscar Treto Hevia (Nutcracker), showed the great technical effort by bending, stretching, turning, jumping and sliding on stage putting the unmistakable seal of the Director of the Municipal School of Classical Ballet and the Mazatlán Ballet Dance Company, maestra Zoila Fernández.

Camila Loaiza Mendoza (Queen of the Mice) along with her classmates who personified the white rats and mice generated admiration and even inspiration in the attending children to consider the ballet school as an option for learning and artistic discipline.

Seventeen girls and boys members of the Cultura Children’s Choir directed by maestra Mariela Angulo were integrated, attentive and enthusiastic in this work in which the children are a fundamental part of the story; From the first balcony they accompanied the orchestra and ballet with their voices during the performance of The Waltz of the Snowflakes.
The dancers personified as soldiers (Aramara Ayala and Manuel Hernández) and the harlequins played by Juan Carlos Santiago and Martha Alcaraz, looked surprising with lighting by Ángel Hiram Salomón González and scenography by Víctor Manuel Carrizales that gave magic to all attendees who saw the Christmas tree grow on stage.

The costumes were a gala, worthy and at the height of the great shows, Elisa Espinosa and the Costume Workshop of the Instituto de Cultura did not neglect any detail.
The Guest Director of the Camerata Mazatlán, Enrique Patrón de Rueda, synchronized all the dancers on stage with the precision of a Swiss watch, excellence was evident in a work of this category.

Hard team work resulted in the pride that Mazatlán presents pieces and shows of such a fantastic level as The Nutcracker, a grand event of the Festival Cultural Mazatlán 2023.

Éste artículo fue publicado en Artistic Education Press, Press. .

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