How Ballet Companies Are Planning Creature-Free ‘Nutcrackers’

The Washington Ballet, however, stays true to tradition, with children under the age of six participating in the Washington-themed “The Nutcracker,” created by the company’s former executive, Septime Webre. But it scheduled fewer shows (30, instead of 45 to 50) at the Warner Theater, where The ballet can be viewed from November 27 to December 12. 26. Dancers under the age of 12 will wear masks tailored to match their party dresses, clown costumes, and rat fur. Arts operations manager Catherine Eby said these children will also need a negative coronavirus test 72 hours before any performances they are dancing to. All professional dancers are vaccinated, and they are tested weekly. How Ballet Companies Are Planning Creature-Free ‘Nutcrackers’

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