Tag: val caniparoli

'Tis the Season for New Nutcrackers

Gennadi Nedvigin is not the only early tenure director breaking out a new production of The Nutcracker this season. Sacramento Ballet The Sacramento Ballet on Instagram: “What is different about this year’s “The Nutcracker?” In the original E.T.A. Hoffman story of “The Nutcracker,” the narrative follows…” Amy Seiwert is putting her own stamp on the […]

What It's Like to Choreograph The Nutcracker Four Different Times

Choreographer Val Caniparoli started his ballet career by performing in Lew Christensen’s The Nutcracker with San Francisco Ballet in 1971. Today, he still performs with SFB as Drosselmeir, in the company’s current version by Helgi Tomasson. It takes Caniparoli a lot of concentration to stick to the choreography. “I have the four versions that I […]