Now that Christmas has officially arrived, the shopping is almost done (hopefully) and the cookies are being made (hopefully), tis the season for dancing bears, twirling ballerinas, and sugar plums. Yes, the Nutcracker! I’ll never forget the first time I watched the Nutcracker, wishing that I could be the Sugar Plum Fairy, dressed up in that beautiful, sparkling tutu, surrounded by a magical world of sweets. Yummm!
Since the 1950s, The Nutcracker has been a traditional Christmas performance here in the United States and has made ballet a staple in the holiday season. Our own Sobella Wear Girl Isabela had the pleasure of dancing a ballet piece at the Jewish Community Center here in Miami. Doesn’t she look amazing?
And we know that many of you Sobella Wear girls are about to strap on your ballet slippers and perform for a large audience as well during these next few weeks. Just like Isabela, you will dance your heart out and want to make sure everyone watching enjoys your performance. But we’d like you to remember one thing…
We found this on Rhiannon Pelletier’s Instagram earlier this week. Rhiannon is a Principal Ballerina for the Maine State Ballet and just finished a run of the Nutcracker herself (she actually got to be the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop).
She captioned this picture by saying, “A reminder one needs from time to time. Sometimes getting too wrapped up in the giving aspect of performance leads us to forget why we do it in the first place.”
Need we say more? If you want to check out more on Rhiannon, go to her blog, www.adancersdays.com, where she writes about her experiences as a professional dancer and posts backstage photos of her performance rehearsals, stage set-up, and so much more. She also gives you an inside look why performing for yourself is always the most important part of performing.
Happy Holidays from Sobella Wear and enjoy your holiday performances, whether you are dancing or watching, as it is always such a magical thing to see and be apart of.