All School Trip: Jose Mateo’s Nutcracker

For the second year in a row, our calendar year has been capped by an opportunity to see an incredible professional artistic performance. On Friday, December 21st 2012, all students and staff boarded school buses (in the rain) to transport them to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theater Company, along with many local ballet students, performed the Nutcracker at the Strand Theater.

 

Marguerite Mouse Our students were mesmerized by the beautiful costumes and the graceful dancing from the moment the lights went down.  They were intrigued by a story told without words and delighted by the young dancers, particularly Mouse #6, our own Marguerite Greene who participated in the community audition process the dance company supports every year.

 

The universal favorite moment of the show was when children (the Polichinelles) started running out from under the skirt of Mother Gigogne (Ginger) to perform their dance.

Mother GingerStudents, staff and parent chaperones all agreed it was a great way to end 2012 and say “see you next year!” to school friends.  Thank you to the PAC for providing the buses and to all families for supporting this magical cultural experience.  A Boston tradition!