a few weeks ago, henry, nick and i had the joyous opportunity to see Jose Mateo's
equally as riveting, compelling, beautifully choreographed, well-designed
and downright entertaining, this season's Nutcracker did not disappoint!
as i watched the dancers onstage and engaged with the audience that evening,
i was reminded of the importance and significance of having a diverse cast, something which
directly correlates with the colorful community that came to enjoy that night's performance.
as a mom, it means so much for me to put Henry in situations where he can celebrate people's
differences, and to appreciate how magical it can be when people from all different walks of life
come together to make something beautiful, and what better way to do so than an evening at the theater?
i recently had the chance to interview the artistic director and creative genius behind
the nutcracker, jose mateo, and wanted to share his amazing responses with you-
may you enjoy reading his insights into dance and life as much i did!