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Shelling Out Dividends, Los Angeles Ballet's Version of The Nutcracker is a bright season opener...

December 15, 2008

James and the Sylph soon meet their destruction, however, James has deeply though mindlessly offended the witch Madge earlier during the wedding day. Now, seeking to bring his ideal Sylph into his arms, he drapes a veil he doesn’t know has been poisoned by Madge over the Sylph’s shoulders and winds it around her arms. The Sylph immediately loses her wings, comes to earth and quickly dies. James is stunned and collapses in grief.

Los Angeles Times

by Victoria Looseleaf

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