David H. Koch Theater

Review: Pick a ‘Nutcracker,’ One From Balanchine, the Other Reimagined

The Cincinnati Ballet performed this holiday staple at the Kennedy Center while New York City Ballet opened its seasonal tradition with “George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker.’”

Lens: At City Ballet, Footwear Is Almost as Important as Feet

Slamming her shoes against a wall before going onstage in “The Nutcracker” is just one of many alterations the Sugar Plum Fairy makes to her ballet shoes to dance en pointe.