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Ballet Hawaii goes big with ‘The Nutcracker’


    Cavalier Joaquin DeLuz, middle, and Sugarplumeria fairy Angelica Generosa, left, join fellow dancers during rehearsal for Ballet Hawaii’s “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 11 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Ballet Hawaii’s “The Nutcracker” is set in the Kingdom of Hawaii, featuring choreography by Septime Webre and guest artists from New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Carolina Ballet. The show opens Friday.

Honolulu’s returning Cavalier, Joaquin De Luz, takes the stage Friday with a new Sugar Plum Fairy — make that “Sugar Plumeria Fairy” — as Angelica Generosa partners with him in this year’s staging of Ballet Hawaii’s popular, island-style production of “The Nutcracker.” Read more

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