Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,178 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Finally Received The Nutcracker (Revised) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Finally received 'The Nutcracker' Mikhael Baryschnikov DVD,
lovely moves, dancers executing steps to perfection - but those
old-fashioned, unnatural facial expressions - my kids ran away;

A Nutcracker Prince who looks about like an idiot, Clara who
pulls her mouth awry when she should be a child experiencing
delight - wish that dancers were taught to be more natural,

No wonder Chehon and Eliana has such a hard time to keep in
the game on 'So You Think You Can Dance' - excellent dancers
but in the bottom three at times; seems in ballet they're taught

To behave like automatons, like Marvin the paranoid Android -
it took time to defrost them - I wish that Baryschnikov and the
Prima Ballerina had been defrosted before the DVD was made,

The camera shouldn't have zoomed in on those pre-set faces,
especially as Clara the child's face looks so strange with all the
dark eye make-up; if only she had learnt to look interesting
Like the girl Wednesday in 'The Adam's Family' - then Herr
Drosselmeyer, her magician-godfather, would have been moved
to allow her to marry the Prince, that is, if the Prince could

Emulate Sean Connery's early Bond movies face - or Indiana
Jones' mad joie de vivre - as for the inane eccentric expression
of Herr Drosselmeyer - he should have had the face of a

Hannibal Lecter - cannibal par excellence!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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