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NYCB Vol. 5 No. 35 - Nutcracker

[35/50] "The Dewdrop is different from the flowers. For one, the flowers don’t leave the stage. They are constantly swirling around, forming different kinds of groupings. But the Dewdrop is really like a drop of water…like dew on flowers. It’s there, and then suddenly it’s gone. You see it glistening and catching the light, and then you suddenly don’t see it. I think the last pose is very significant. The Dewdrop is there in the center with the flower dancers all around it. The picture has changed from a whole garden of flowers, with the Dewdrop falling from one blossom to the next, to the image of one perfect flower, with the Dewdrop gleaming like a diamond at the center.”

—Heather Watts in Ellen Switzer’s, The Nutcracker: A Story & a Ballet (affiliate link)

( left) Heather Watts. Photo by Martha Swope, 1983.

(center) Heather Watts. Photo by Martha Swope, 1981.

(right) Heather Watts. Photo by Costas, 1981.

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